Man Loses Eviction Hearing, Fires Pellet Gun

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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One Comment

  1. Thomas J Duttine says:

    28 yrs old and don’t know better!

  2. Moron@11 says:

    This would be big time explosive news if it wasn’t a bb gun…….good thing Marty was on the scene to make it bigger and more dangerous than it was..more at 11 when Marty reports he had a sling shot too

  3. rick dunn says:

    to moron 11. god only knows how your brain dead parents raised you. This only goes to show that you have zero respect for any kind of authority. TO have someone fire , what looks like a REAL WEAPON, should be reported to the POLICE. If a police officer had been present , chances are this dirt bag would be DOA. Laws are made to be followed. Try to follow them. It’s for your own protection. THANK GOD FOR AUTHORITY. If you don’t like it, MOVE to irac dirtbag

  4. MustafaJohnson says:

    Dear Mr. Dumm,
    I happen to know moron’s parents and they are not brain dead as you describe but, very fine upstanding and taxpaying citizens. If you have an argument with moron then keep it with him and leave his parents out of it. FYI. It’s Iraq, with a ” Q” not a “c” Evidently, when you were in school you didn’t pay attention to the AUTHORITY in that English class of yours.

  5. Who knew... says:

    That guy’s 28?

  6. Vern says:

    If this was a Big story 11 would have sent Julie Fine

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