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Man who bought wrong beer shot to death; 2 men charged

BELLEVUE, Pa. — A man is dead and two others are facing charges after a shooting Tuesday night in Bellevue that apparently happened after a dispute over beer, police said.

The 32-year-old victim was found about 8 p.m. in the area of South Starr Avenue and Oak Street, authorities said. He was shot multiple times and was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Investigators determined 20-year-old Musa Muya shot the victim. Muya is charged with criminal homicide and a weapons violation.

Charges of tampering with evidence and a weapons violation have also been filed against 20-year-old Salim Salim, police said.

According to a criminal complaint, the three men had been together for several hours, firing a gun into a wooded ravine.

The victim went to buy beer, and when he returned, Muya was mad because it was the wrong kind, the complaint said.

Muya later shot the victim, who ran to the area where police found him, authorities said.

“Only thing he said was, ‘I'm gonna die. I'm dying. I'm dying,’” Gerald Cathie, a witness, said. “That's when I ran into the hospital to see if I could get some help.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Allegheny County Police Tip Line at 1-833-255-8477.