Murder Suspect Arraigned Saturday Morning

Pleasant Gap, PA - UPDATE:

Ardell Gross was arraigned Saturday morning on charges of first and third degree murder charges along with a charge of aggravated assault in front of Magisterial District Judge Thomas Jordan.  Gross's preliminary hearing is set for November 8th.

Police arrived at the scene on Whitman Avenue in Spring Township around 4 o'clock Friday afternoon.  Police say a 60-year-old man from Spring Mills was shot and killed at the home on Whitman Avenue.  Ardell Matthew Gross was taken into custody and charged with First and Third Degree Murder as well as Aggravated Assault.

Police said Gross and his family member had been fighting when Gross grabbed a gun from his bedroom and shot the victim multiple times.  Police say he died from a gunshot wound to the head.  

Crews will remain on the scene throughout the night and into tomorrow to continue to investigate and analyze the scene to determine what exactly happened.     

"They'll be further investigation with all the departments listed.  It'll probably take extensive hours yet tonight.  It'll follow into tomorrow with more investigation and follow up with an autopsy," said Debuty Coroner Debra Smeal.

A few said that the family who lived in the home had a bit of a troubled past., and they were not overly surprised to see something like this happen.  

Gross is currenty in the Centre County Prison. 


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