Suspect in fatal Montco bowling alley shooting surrenders to police

Jamel Barnwell
Seventeen-year-old Jamel Barnwell is facing murder charges. Photo credit East Norriton Police Department

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The 17-year-old suspect wanted for a shooting Saturday at a bowling alley in East Norriton, which left one person dead and four others injured, has surrendered to police.

Jamel Barnwell is facing murder charges.

The shooting happened around 6:30 Saturday night at the Our Town Alley on Germantown Pike and Swede Road in East Norriton.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele says Barnwell and two others picked a fight with 29-year-old Frank Wade.

Then, Steele says Barnwell pulled out a gun and started shooting.

"This was a crowded bowling alley. There were 50 to 75 patrons. There were also a number of small children among those patrons in this bowling alley," Steele said.

Wade was killed, and four of his relatives were taken to the hospital with gun shot wounds.