NYPD arrest man sought in Reading homicide case

The Reading Police Department Criminal Investigations Division has released new details of the shooting investigation that occurred in the area of North 10th & Buttonwood St. on February 23, 2021 that resulted in the death of Francisco Soto Jr.

The investigation led by Criminal Investigator Steven Valdez resulted in an arrest warrant for Robert Isaac Saintkitts for 1st & 2nd Degree Murder as well as related Murder Charges.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, Saintkitts was located in New York City and subsequently taken into custody thanks to a combined effort of the Reading Police Department and the New York City Police Department.

Investigators say Saintkitts will be held in a New York State prison facility until he is extradited to Pennsylvania.