Argument between neighbors ends in fatal shooting in Commodore

Argument between neighbors ends in fatal shooting in Commodore

Indiana Co. Man Fatally Shoots Neighbor During Argument

A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he fatally shot his neighbor after an argument escalated.

It happened at a home on Lovejoy Road in Green Township just before 1 a.m.

The Indiana County coroner's office identifies the victim as 23-year-old Derrick Michael Davis, of Commodore. State police describe the argument as both verbal and physical. Police say Davis may have been involved in an altercation with a female friend before he and Lantz started arguing. Lantz then retrieved a firearm, which he fired at Davis, striking him once, troopers said.

Online court records show James Eugene Lantz, 27, of Commodore, is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m.in Indiana District Court before District Judge Guy Haberl, who was on call for all criminal incidents in the county over the weekend.

Lantz fled the area but returned at 10:40 a.m. Saturday and was taken into custody without incident, according to a report.

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