Man accused of shooting 16-year-old girl said she wasn’t the intended target, police say

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — The man accused of shooting his alleged “ex-girlfriend” is behind bars, and police say the girl was only 16 years old and wasn’t the alleged target.

According to police, Nathan Glasscock, 36, of West Virginia, shot a 16-year-old girl in the head Tuesday afternoon.

Police said she saved her grandma’s life by stepping in front of her.

Glasscock was allegedly angry the grandmother was keeping that 16-year-old girl away from him.

“He indicated that she was meddling in their affairs, and caused them to have a breakup,” said Uniontown Police Lt. Tom Kolencik.

Kolencik said Glasscock forced his way into the home. The victim’s 18-year-old brother was home at the time and ran to get help. The grandmother was able to get past Glasscock after the shooting - and ran to a neighbor’s house for help.

That neighbor told Channel 11′s Andrew Havranek off camera the grandmother frantically knocked and shouted to let her in. Once she was in the home, Glasscock followed her.

That neighbor said while inside the home with the grandmother, Glasscock approached them. She shouted “Oh my god! He’s got a gun! He’s pointing a gun at us.”

Glasscock then ran back to the home where the girl was shot.

“He indicated to us as the grandmother ran past him, he did briefly chase her, but he went back to render aid to the victim,” Kolencik. said.

When police arrived, they found Glasscock holding the victim at the top of the stairs. Police said he had a pistol on his right hip.

According to police, Glasscock muttered, “I know what I did, and I’m willing to go to jail”

According to court documents, Glasscock told police during an interview that he fired one round from his pistol before it jammed, which caused him to remove the magazine and drop several live rounds on the stairs.

Police found three live rounds on the stairs while searching the home.

They say Glasscock did not have a concealed carry permit from the state of West Virginia or Pennsylvania.

Police say more charges are pending for the attempted assault of the grandmother, and for his relationship with a minor.

Glasscock is being held in the Fayette County Prison without bond. He faces criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and carrying a firearm without a license.

The girl was flown to Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown and went into immediate surgery Monday night. She is currently in the neurological unit.

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