State police have charged an Irwin man with fatally shooting another in the driveway of a residence after a dispute over money.
Lee Atwood, 54, was arraigned Tuesday on charges including first-degree murder, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in the death of 46-year-old George Williams.
Trooper Stefani Plume said Williams was shot by Atwood after Atwood went to a residence along Route 31 in South Huntingdon Township to collect a debt.
Plume said the men argued before Williams punched Atwood in the face. Police said Atwood then left, but returned to shoot Williams.
A woman who reported seeing a man walking along Route 31 with a shotgun called 911 at 9:15 p.m., about 15 minutes before the shooting was reported.
“They did know each other. It started out as a verbal and then physical altercation that took place between two males. Shortly after the altercation that took place at the residence, the male was fatally shot,” said Plume.
Williams is from the Yukon area of South Huntingdon Township, several miles away from the residence where he was shot in the same township, sometime after 9 p.m. Monday.
Channel 11’s Joe Holden was there as Atwood was taken to jail, and asked him if he did this and what happened.
“No. No comment,” Atwood said.
A Williams family friend told Holden that the shooting was a tragedy and that the world lost a great guy last night.