BETHEL PARK, Pa. - Police said Tuesday that they don’t expect to file charges against the owner of a Bethel Park music store who fatally shot a man who attacked the owner with a wooden club.
Allegheny County homicide Sgt. Scott Scherer said, "It doesn't appear likely" that 73-year-old Alfred Armen will be charged with shooting 31-year-old Andrew Moore, of Venetia, on Saturday afternoon.
The district attorney must approve the recommendation that charges not be filed.
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.
Investigators said 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.
Charges likely won't be filed against owner of Bethel Park music store
Woman falls to her death in Go Ape zip line accident
Father grabbed alligator's snout to pry boy from reptile's mouth, report says
Consultant: I conspired with attorney general to frame aide
Canonsburg teen who inspired so many loses battle with terminal cancer