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Updated: 7:14 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 | Posted: 11:37 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. —
Police said two construction workers found a beaten man lying in a driveway and a second man shot dead in a barn Tuesday morning in Washington County.
According to investigators, the shooting/beating happened at Joseph Volcheck’s Sunset Drive home in West Pike Run Township Tuesday morning.
Family members told Channel 11 News that the beaten man, identified as Volcheck, was flown to Allegheny General Hospital.
“From what we understand, he had been hit in the head with a pipe or something like that,” State Police Trooper Stefani Plume said.
Police said Volcheck admitted to firing a gun during some sort of fight with Robert Watson.
“Preliminary investigations look like there was an argument between the two, and appears (Watson) was shot,” Plume said.
Volcheck’s wife said that as her husband was leaving the scene, he told her that Watson, who was a longtime family friend, attacked him first.
“Through their interview, he admitted he fired shots. He didn’t say how many, and at this point there’s no reason to believe anyone else was involved other than these two men,” Plume said.
There is no word on any arrests, and the incident remains under investigation.
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