BEN AVON (KDKA) – A man has died after being shot while chasing after home invasion suspects in Ben Avon.
According to police, the shooting happened in a home in the 300 block of Spruce Run Road just after midnight.
According to the criminal complaint, multiple witnesses told police they were sitting on the couch inside the home when three men, including the suspect, identified as 19-year-old Gregg Scholze of West View, walked inside an unlocked front door uninvited.
The men told the witnesses they were being robbed and told everyone to empty their pockets, the criminal complaint reports. Investigators say the suspects got away with multiple items from the home, including a Sony PlayStation.
Police say one of the witnesses went after the men with a kitchen knife, but took cover when one of the suspects fired at her.
Police say that’s when the victim went after the men with a baseball bat and started hitting the car the suspects got into. Then, police say two gunshots went off, the car sped off and the victim was down.
The victim was taken to the hospital, where he later died. He has since been identified as Kyle Stauber, 18.
Scholze was arrested without incident and will face a list of charges including, homicide, robbery, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.
Outside of Allegheny County Police headquarters, Scholze claimed he didn’t kill Stauber, saying “I got set up.”
KDKA’s Amy Wadas: “Did you shoot Kyle?”
The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office says Stauber died from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Scholze: “I’m sorry that he’s not here anymore.”
Wadas: “Did you know Kyle? How’d you’d know him?”
Scholze: “Through some friends.”
A second person, a woman only identified as Kayla Naper, is also in custody. Police say she’s the driver of the car the suspects got into before it sped off.
Police are also reviewing surveillance video from the area of the shooting.