LIGONIER (KDKA) – One man was killed in a local bar Monday night, and police say it all began because of an argument over the television.
Residents told KDKA-TV’s Trina Orlando that Fat Daddy’s Bar is a family-oriented place and even closes early to keep things like this from happening.
The restaurant was closed today with a sign on the door saying their thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family.
Around 6:45 p.m. Monday police were called for reports of an active shooter.
When they arrived, 65-year-old Donald Holler was dead due to a single gunshot wound to the back. Two bar patrons had the gunman pinned to the ground.
The gunman has been identified as 40-year-old Stephen Fromholz.
He’d only been in the bar for about 10 minutes when he became angry over what was on the television.
Patrons thought the situation had resolved itself until minutes later, when Fromholz went to his truck and returned with a semi-automatic rifle.
He fired one shot at Holler and possibly got off another before two bar patrons tackled him to the ground.
Bar patrons were shocked that this happened at what they describe as a family-oriented restaurant.
The suspect is from Texas and according to sources, he came to the area with the intent to kill his step-daughter who had taken money from his bank account.
However, he decided to get a drink when he couldn’t locate the family member.
Fromholz is now charged with criminal homicide and is being held in the Westmoreland County Jail without bond.