'Gun Play' Pleads Guilty in High Street Shooting

Attempted homicide charges dropped against Allentown teen who fired four shots but missed his targets.

Raeshawn "Gun Play" Perez
Raeshawn "Gun Play" Perez
By Jack Tobias

An Allentown teen with the street name "Gun Play" who had been charged with two counts of attempted homicide in a Bethlehem shooting pleaded guilty to lesser charges Thursday.

Raeshawn Perez, 18, was arrested Oct. 1 for firing shots into a house less than two blocks south of Liberty High School, Patch previously reported. Police responded around 3 p.m. No one was injured but the house was damaged.

Perez fired four shots but missed a man and his 14-year-old brother as they stood on a porch on the 900 block of High Street, according to The Morning Call.

Perez pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated assault and carrying a firearm without a license, according to the newspaper. Online records for Perez's case were not updated in time for this Patch posting.

Perez was being held in Northampton County Prison in lieu of $500,000 bail.

His guilty plea came during his formal arraignment in county court. He waived all charges -- including the attempted homicide counts -- at a Nov. 20 preliminary hearing before District Judge Roy Manwaring.

Senior Judge Leonard Zito set sentencing for March 7.
LSNative January 13, 2014 at 08:34 AM
What a thug. "Gun Play" lol, yet he couldn't hit someone standing on the same porch as him, taking 4 shots. Cool gangster. Now let's see if Judge Zito enforces the numerous gun laws that this degenerate broke.


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