ARONA (KDKA) — A Westmoreland County man is facing charges after allegedly firing a gun at a woman who failed to fill up his truck with gas after using it.

According to police, 30-year-old Joseph Francis Demarco, of Arona, came home and found the gas tank nearly empty.

“Apparently she had borrowed his truck, she was gone for an extended period of time, she was supposed to fill it up with gas and he was aggravated,” State Trooper Steve Limani said, “and said, ‘My truck doesn’t have gas in it. You didn’t fill it up with gas.’ And they were arguing because she said she put gas in it.”

He then became angry and allegedly fired a pistol at the woman several times at their home in the 2200-block of Main Street.

Police say Demarco initially confronted the victim outside and fired a shot in her direction. He then kicked down the door and fired three more shots toward her in the bedroom.

She was not injured, but police said the inside of the house looked like a “shooting gallery.”

“We found that the house was riddled with bullet holes as well as old ones and the three fresh ones that we believe to be apart of our incident,” Limani said.

Demarco is facing one felony count of aggravated assault and several other charges. He’s being held in the Westmoreland County Jail on $100,000 bond.


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