Cops: Charges unlikely in Bethel Park music store shooting

  • By Associated Press April 30, 2013

BETHEL PARK (AP) – Police don’t expect to file charges against the owner of a Pittsburgh-area music store who fatally shot a man who attacked the owner with a wooden club.

Allegheny County homicide Sgt. Scott Scherer tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “it doesn’t appear likely” that 73-year-old Alfred Armen will be charged with shooting 31-year-old Andrew Moore, of Venetia, Saturday afternoon.

Police are investigating Moore’s mental health history in connection with the shooting, which happened after he first left Armen’s Music Store in Bethel Park, then returned with the club which he used to strike Armen’s wife.

Police say Armen was attacked when he defended his wife and pulled a gun, first shooting himself in the arm and then shooting Moore four times.

Moore had purchased guitar strings at the store years before, but wasn’t a regular customer.


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