Philadelphia prosecutors say an 18-year-old has been charged in connection with a shooting on an elevated train that authorities say was sparked by an argument over basketball.
District Attorney Seth Williams said in a statement Monday that Matthew Early is charged with attempted murder and other counts in the Dec. 12 shooting. He was arrested Friday and is being held on $5 million bail.
Police say Early and his brother, 17-year-old Eric Early, argued with a Chicago Bulls fan on the Market-Frankford Line after the 76ers lost to the Bulls. Authorities say Matthew Early fired through the train’s open doors as he got off, hitting two people.
Eric Early has been in custody since Dec. 17. He’s charged as an adult with aggravated assault and other offenses.
It could not be determined if either suspect has a lawyer.