Bristol Man Charged with Attempted Homicide Connected to Saturday Night Chase; Bail Set at $1 Million
A Bristol Township man has been charged with two counts of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, discharging of a fire arm and related offenses connected to the Saturday night shooting and police chase that ended up in a crash in Middletown Township.
Sincere McNeil 18, weeks short of his 19th birthday was video arraigned Sunday afternoon by on-call Justice William J. Benz for the shooting and wounding of two victims that took place in the Winder Village section of Bristol Township Saturday just after 8 p.m.
According to police, the incident started out as a fender-bender causing residents to report bullets shattering windows of homes in the area of Elmhurst Avenue and Spruce Streets when gun shots rang out.
According to the criminal complaint, Police chased a white Nissan Maxima fleeing out of Winder Village at a high rate of speed with emergency lights activated.
Bristol and Middletown Twp authorities were seen by witnesses in the Veterans Avenue area chasing the vthe Maxima with social media postings beginning to appear while police were in pursuit.
The vehicle, as previously reported, crashed on Route 413, south of Lincoln Highway with McNeil fleeing on foot and shortly thereafter taken into custody by Bristol authorities when he was found at a Toyota Dealership a short distance away, according to court records.
Bristol Police then viewed video surveillance footage of the incident from a neighbor hood pole camera installed several years ago.
The footage shows, according to police, the front end of one white sedan striking the back end of the a second white sedan, at the cross section of Winder Drive and Spruce. McNeil, police allege in court documents, jumped out of his vehicle (the one hit from the rear) and began firing shots into the windshield of the vehicle that hit him, striking the two occupants in the arms.
Both victims were transported to Jefferson Torresdale Hospital for treatment of their gun shot wounds, police say.
Early Sunday morning, McNeil, according to police waived his Miranda rights and agreed to be interviewed by investigators, according to the probable cause affidavit.
McNeil told police he was in the area driving to a friends house in Winder Village when the second vehicle began to follow him and upon hearing gunshots, he slammed his brakes and was rear ended by the other white sedan.
McNeil, according to police jumped out of car, fired an unknown number of rounds at the windshield telling police he did not know the occupants of the vehicle or why anyone would be shooting at him.
McNeil was charged with nine felonies and three misdemeanors for the shooting. He is scheduled to appear in front of District Justice Kevin P. Wagner on June 23.
He was sent to Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10 percent of $1 million dollar bail.