The Mill Creek Township man accused of shooting his neighbor during an argument Tuesday told police he had a loaded gun, but it discharged accidentally when he fell during the fight.

Cody Brandon Noel, 24, Obitz Road, was in critical condition Tuesday night at a UPMC hospital in Pittsburgh after state police said he was shot in the right shoulder by Michael Allen Kellner, 48, of 152 Obitz Road, Trooper Joseph C. Olayer said Wednesday.

The argument started Tuesday morning on Obitz Road and ended on Cemetery Road, Sandy Creek Township, when Kellner caught up with the vehicle Noel was riding in with his girlfriend and their 1-year-old daughter, police said.

 

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