State Police arrest Jefferson County man who shot and killed his roommate

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CORSICA, JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — State Police say they have arrested and charged a Jefferson County man who shot and killed his roommate early Sunday morning.

Police in Punxsutawney say the incident happened at a home in Union Township, Jefferson County around 8:30 a.m. Troopers say 65-year-old William Joseph Sivak Jr. got into an argument with his roommate before shooting him.

Police confirmed that 60 year-old Amos Leroy Smail was killed in the shooting.

Police are charging Sivak Jr. with criminal homicide and he was transported to Jefferson County jail where he will await his arraignment.

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