PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police in suburban Pittsburgh say a man fired a rifle at his neighbor hanging Christmas lights and then held police at bay for several hours inside his home before he was arrested.
Munhall police say 53-year-old Richard Carter has been charged with attempted homicide and other counts after shooting at his neighbor Saturday afternoon. The neighbor suffered a cut lip, which police say was caused by a ricocheted shot fragment.READ MORE: Police: 16-Year-Old Boy Shot Twice In Abdomen In West Philadelphia
Authorities say a SWAT team eventually persuaded Carter to surrender.
Police say they found spent rifle shell casings in Carter’s home, along with thousands of rounds of ammunition and at least two dozen guns.READ MORE: Philadelphia Helping Kids Beat Heat By Opening 56 Spraygrounds Early
Chief Patrick Campbell says Carter has mental health issues that were known to police. Carter told reporters he was mad at his neighbor for personal reasons.
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