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Fight Between Co-Workers Leads To Fatal Shooting

By David Highfield
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(Source: KDKA)

(Source: KDKA)

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NORTH STRABANE TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man from Texas was killed after a fight between co-workers at a welding business in North Strabane, Washington County.

Trevor Compton, 34, was shot once in the abdomen at Rosenboom Welding.

Police won’t say what he and a co-worker were fighting about before the other man pulled out a handgun and shot Compton.

“At some point, the one individual shot the other individual that was involved in the altercation,” said Sgt. David Richards of the North Strabane Township police.

He said when police arrived, the suspected shooter was still inside the building on Wilson Road, but Compton had been moved outside to a vehicle. Compton was pronounced dead at the emergency room of Canonsburg Hospital, according to the Washington County Coroner.

The suspected shooter gave up without fighting officers. He was flown to Allegheny General Hospital with a head injury from the confrontation.

“The shooter has some type of injury to his head, but not life-threatening at this time,” said Sgt. Richards.

Police have not released the suspected shooter’s name, and he has not yet been charged.

Rosenboom Welding is based in Texas but does work for gas drilling companies here.

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