• Teen Shoots At Grandma Outside Great-Grandfather's Viewing


    PITTSBURGH,None - A 17-year-old Pittsburgh boy has been charged after police said he shot at his grandmother near a Homewood funeral home where his great grandfather was being viewed.

    City police aren't identifying the boy because he's being charged as a juvenile in the shooting Thursday night behind the Spriggs and Watson Funeral Home.

    Police spokeswoman Diane Richard said an argument broke out when family members took the boy outside to calm him down. Diane said the boy's grandmother was not injured and police arrested him a short time later after finding a book bag containing the gun in a home where the boy was hiding.

    Marvin Anderson, of Spriggs and Watson Funeral Home, explained what he saw.

    "Her grandson was being very disrespectful," Anderson said. "She asked him to leave and upon leaving when they got to parking lot, he said a few choice words to her and started shooting at her."

    The suspect's father said his son does not have a good relationship with his grandmother.

    Richard said the boy "got a little bit distraught and made a bad choice." He's charged with aggravated assault, a weapons charge and other crimes.

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