Man In Court After Allegedly Shooting Ex-Girlfriend 9 Times

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Arthur Leroy Whitfield wasn’t talking when he was escorted out of a district magistrate’s office Wednesday.

But earlier this month, he’s accused of talking a lot, telling his ex-girlfriend, “This is the last time you’re going to (expletive) me up.”

Witnesses, including his own daughter, say he then fired nine shots into Holly Embry, who remains in critical condition.

Whitfield’s daughter testified about how she had to watch as he fired.

“The 15-year-old daughter fled that bedroom,” said State Police Tpr. Steve Limani, “and went to an adjacent room in the house, calling out for some of the people that were there – particularly the 21-year-old that was the daughter of Mr. Whitfield.”

But Whitfield may be in even more trouble now.

His daughter testified that he’s been calling her repeatedly from the county prison and says a family member delivered a message from her father instructing her not to testify.

Whitfield could now face the additional charge of intimidating a witness.

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