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DERRY BOROUGH (KDKA) — A Westmoreland County mayor is facing charges, accused of pointing a gun at teenagers in a park.
State police say they have arrested 38-year-old Kevin Gross, who is the mayor of Derry Borough. He is facing multiple charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment.
State police say Gross allegedly pointed a loaded revolver at a 15-year-old boy, ordering him to the ground at the park on Broad Street on Sunday night.
He is also accused of pointing the gun at three teenage girls and ordering them to put down their phones.
The incident happened after Gross’s son allegedly had a scuffle with some other teens and got a scratch on his arm. Police say Gross showed up at the park with a loaded gun.
The scuffle between the teenagers was over something minor, Pennsylvania State Trooper Stephen Limani says.
“It was over a marker, and some graffiti being drawn on a bench. And it was over the younger children having the marker and not giving the marker back,” explains Limani. “It was definitely over the top.”
Parents helped to intercede with Gross until state police arrived.
When police arrived, Gross admitted to what he had done and was arrested.
KDKA’s Rachele Mongiovi reports that Gross is being held in Westmoreland County Prison, unable to post bond.