MCKEESPORT (KDKA) – A woman has been charged with criminal homicide in the death of her husband in McKeesport.
Christopher Katchur, 52, was pronounced dead at his home on Orchard Street around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to police, Katchur and his wife, 55-year-old Patricia Katchur, were involved in a physical altercation on Saturday.
Patricia did not report it to police and went to stay with her sister.
When she returned to her McKeesport home Wednesday, Christopher would not let her in the house. She called police, who allowed her to enter the home to get some of her belongings.
A detective advised Christopher Katchur to obtain a protection from abuse order at that time.
Meanwhile, Patricia went back to her sister’s house and retrieved two guns. When she returned to the McKeesport home for a second time on Wednesday, her husband was not home.
Patricia removed an air conditioning unit from a window and crawled inside the home, where she took a sleeping pill.
Two hours later she woke up to her husband yelling at her that he had obtained a protection from abuse order and that she needed to leave.
According to police, that is when she pulled out the gun and shot her husband, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Patricia said she unloaded the gun, put it on a coffee table and didn’t leave the house until police arrived.
Following the shooting, family and friends of the victim gathered to console one another in an emotional scene outside of the home.
Patricia was questioned at Allegheny County Police headquarters overnight, charged with criminal homicide and escorted to the Allegheny County Jail.
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