• Police: Monaca man accused of stabbing friend in head with keys


    BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. - A Monaca man is accused of assaulting a fellow member of the Beaver Valley Sportsman’s Club on Wednesday morning, according to police.

    Officials said Christopher Shotter, 41, of Monaca allegedly attacked a man inside the Sportsman’s Club around 1:30 a.m. using keys clenched in his fist.

    Channel 11’s Vince Sims spoke to Mike Holzworth, director of the Beaver Valley Sportsman’s Club who said the men involved were friends and attacks like this are not common.

    "It was an isolated incident and not something we are used to here," said Holzworth.  

    According to authorities, the victim was taken to Heritage Valley Hospital. He needed 16 stitches in his head and doctors found a piece of a key lodged in the laceration. He also suffered two broken ribs.

    Holzworth said Shotter has been banned from the club and behavior of this kind will not be tolerated.

    "That's the reason we tried to send the message we did.  He has been banned for life.  We have a meeting next month and it will be explained to all the members at the next meeting," said Holzworth.

    The Sportsman’s Club is a private, nonprofit club and Holzworth explained the positive support efforts made in the community.

    "We donate most of our time to local schools, we donate to basketball, Little League and different things like that," said Holzworth.

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