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Man Loses Eviction Hearing, Fires Pellet Gun

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MOON TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man who was evicted from his apartment is now facing charges.

KDKA-TV has learned Steven Mitrecic, 28, of Coraopolis, had an eviction hearing and was late. When he arrived, he was evicted.

Mitrecic returned to his apartment in Moon Township, grabbed what turned out to be a pellet gun and fired two rounds at a hillside.

This happened at 114 McLaughlin Road.

The neighbors saw the gun, thought it was a high-powered rifle and called police.

Mitrecic then returned to his apartment where he kept police at bay for about two hours before he surrendered.

For a couple hours here, Marty, we could not get this guy’s attention,” Moon Township Police Chief Leo McCarthy said. “We didn’t even know if he was in there. He would not acknowledge us at all – we banged on the door.”

“We called out our called out [South Hills Area Council of Government] CIRT Team, which is basically a SWAT team and they deployed to the area.

“Just as they were suiting up, he started to talk to us,” McCarthy added. “He came outside, we put him down on the ground, handcuffed him, took him into custody.”

Mitrecic is charged with reckless endangerment and more charges are expected.

Stay with KDKA for the latest details.

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