UPDATE: Altoona teen wanted in shooting turns himself in

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BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — An Altoona teen wanted by police for his alleged involvement in a shooting has turned himself in.

17-year-old Preston Weakland was wanted by the Altoona Police Department in connection to a shooting that occurred in the area of 17th Street and 7th Avenue at 2:38 p.m. on June 12. He was accompanied by his attorney Thomas Dickey when he turned himself in.

“I’m glad he turned himself in,” Dickey said afterward. “It was the right thing to do.”

Dickey said he will have to review the criminal complaint against his client and work on defending his client against the allegations.

Bail was set at $800,000 cash for Weakland.


Weakland was wanted on charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, firearms not to be carried without a license, possession of a firearm by a minor, recklessly endangering another person, and additional related charges. He was considered armed and dangerous, according to police.

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