Deadly shooting in Tamaqua

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TAMAQUA, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) – A teenager is dead and a man is in custody, accused of involuntary manslaughter after a deadly shooting in Schuylkill County.

18-year-old Eric Tavener died after a shooting Thursday night in Tamaqua. Investigators say he suffered the fatal wound to the chest.

Police arrested 22-year-old Francis Witmayer of Tamaqua and charged him with involuntary manslaughter.

He faces a half-dozen counts including two aggravated assault-related felony charges.

Witmayer is jailed on $100,000 straight cash bond.

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