Man arrested in deadly bar shooting

Local News

RIDGWAY, ELK COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A man has been arrested in the deadly bar shooting Sunday afternoon.

According to the police, Brian Allen Martin shot a 42-year-old man at Cully’s Bar in Ridgway on Saturday at 2:15 a.m.

During an interview, police say Martin stated he has a concealed carry permit, and fired the gunshots in self defense after the victim attacked him.

Martin is being charged with criminal homicide, discharge of a firearm into an unoccupied structure and reckless endangerment.

The victim was taken to Penn Highlands Elk, where he was pronounced dead at 5 a.m. from four gunshot wounds to abdomen and chest.

Martin is currently being held in the Elk County Prison and was denied bail.

His preliminary hearing is May 15.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss