Man arrested in deadly bar shooting

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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.

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