Ambridge Police charged an Aliquippa man with attempted homicide in connection with a shooting at a borough night club.
Police also charged Scott A. Humphries, 29, of Franklin Avenue, with aggravated assault, being a former convict not permitted to own a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, making terroristic threats, simple assault, and four counts of recklessly endangering another person.
No one was injured, but officers arrived to find water streaming out of a bathroom wall, flooding the back floor area.
Police said witnesses reported that three males came into Nalani's and began arguing with a patron, wanting to "fight or shoot." The victim replied that he only wanted to drink his beer, police said.
Police said one of the men, later identified as Humphries, pulled out a dark-colored revolver and put it to the patron’s head, again asking if he wanted to fight or shoot.
Other patrons and the bartender began yelling at the males telling them to stop and leave, police said. The males then turned and started walking away until one man urged the gunman to “burn” the patron, police said.
Police said Humphries spun around and fired two bullets at the patron. The shots missed the victim and hit the bathroom door and wall, police said.
Several patrons and the bartender ran for cover and the three males ran out the front door and down Sixth Street, police said.
Ambridge Police Chief James Mann said officers, with the assistance of Aliquippa Police, arrested Humphries at 8:30 p.m. Saturday night, less than 24 hours after the shooting. He remains in the Beaver County Jail unable to post $75,000 bond.
Mann said the incident is still under investigation.
"We're going to consult with the Beaver County District Attorney's office to decide if more charges should be filed," he said.
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