• Father accused of shooting son during argument in Unity Township


    UNITY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police said a Unity Township man was arrested Friday after being accused of shooting his son during a dispute at the victim’s home.

    Investigators said Francis Poole Jr., 53, is charged with attempted homicide among other charges after allegedly shooting his son, Francis Poole III, in his home on Shadow Lane in Unity Township about 1:30 p.m.

    Police said the two men got into an argument that resulted in the shooting.

    "I don't know what the exact circumstances that led to the shooting were. But there was some kind of argument that transpired," Pennsylvania State Trooper Steve Limani said.

    Poole III was taken to Excela Health Latrobe Hospital and then flown by medical helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, where his condition has not been released.

    State troopers executed a search warrant on the home to gather evidence about three hours after the shooting, police said.

    Authorities said the original 911 call came in as a home invasion but that wasn’t the case.

    Poole Jr.’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 9.

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