The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 19, 2012

Self-defense argued in slaying after bar fight


Associated Press

ELLWOOD CITY — A man charged in the shooting death of another man after both were kicked out of a western Pennsylvania bar over the weekend says he acted in self-defense.

Twenty-five-year-old Ian Frey of Ellwood City is charged in Lawrence County with criminal homicide and first-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Keith Knox of Wampum.

Authorities say they were ejected after fighting inside Weisz's Hazel Manor Restaurant and Lounge in Ellwood City shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday.

A friend of Knox's told police that Frey walked toward his car and Knox followed despite the friend's efforts to stop him.

Lt. David Kingston told The Beaver County Times that Frey told investigators that he was trying to leave when Knox opened the car door and attacked him, so he fired.