The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

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July 29, 2013

Teen charged with shooting stepdad over TV

PITTSBURGH — A 19-year-old man has been jailed on charges he fatally shot his stepfather during a dispute over a television at a Pittsburgh residence.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Aaron Israel, of Carnegie, who was jailed without bond after his arraignment Monday.

Police say Israel’s mother had asked him to change the locks on her home after she and her husband, 45-year-old Kevin Kirkland, had a domestic dispute over the weekend.

Police say Kirkland forced his way into the home about 2:30 a.m. and accused Israel of stealing a TV, which had actually just been moved to another room in the house without Kirkland’s knowledge.

During the dispute, Israel – who is Kirkland’s stepson – began fighting with Kirkland’s birth son. Police say Israel shot the elder Kirkland when he intervened.

 

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