GARFIELD (KDKA) — One person is dead after a shooting early Monday morning in the city’s Garfield section.
Police say it happened around 12:30 a.m. at a home on Kincaid Street.
Investigators say they believe a landlord and tenant had a dispute involving a stun gun that may have led to the shooting.
One person was taken into custody.
He is identified as 49-year-old Michael Wolf of Garfield. He is facing charges of criminal homicide, and is being held in the Allegheny County Jail.
The victim is identified as Wolf’s landlord, Matthew Khoury, according to the criminal complaint.
Police say Khoury and his mother own the residence on Kincaid Street and rent a single bedroom to Wolf.
Detectives learned that two hours before the shooting, Wolf was in a confrontation with Khoury over owed rent. During the dispute, police said Khoury displayed a Taser.
#BREAKING: Police charged Michael Wolf with criminal homicide this morning. Police believe he allegedly murdered his landlord Matthew Khoury on Kincaid Street in #Garfield. @NewsmanChris is live at 12 with more details on @KDKA pic.twitter.com/0iZs0p1QJJ
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Police say Wolf called 911 and said that a male had “come at him with a stun gun again” and that he had shot him.
Investigators say they found Khoury on the ground. He had been shot in his torso.
Police later found Wolf at the intersection of Browns Way and N. Pacific Avenue yelling, “There’s the gun!” and “The guy tried to Taser me and I shot him!”
Update: Police have arrested 49-year-old Michael Wolf of Garfield. He is charged with criminal homicide and is currently in the Allegheny County Jail. https://t.co/DJYzgEmrQt
— Chris Hoffman (@NewsmanChris) July 22, 2019
Khoury lived at the home with his mother. She told police she heard some type of commotion coming from downstairs. She said she found her son lying on the dining room floor, bleeding and gasping for air. She said she observed a stun gun next to her son.
Wolf told police that when Khoury came at him with a stun gun, he “did not know what else he had.”
Investigators took photos of Wolf’s body and did not notice any observable injuries.