Police: Brockway man commits suicide after shooting barmaid in Elk County

State police say man commits suicide after shooting bartender who wanted to close for night

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BROCKPORT, Pa. — State police say a customer wounded a bartender because he was upset that she wanted to close a northwestern Pennsylvania social club, before fatally turning the gun on himself.

Troopers from the Ridgway barracks in Elk County say the dead man is 31-year-old Eric Carlson, of Brockway.

They say he was at the Brockport Army & Navy Club in Horton Township when the 20-year-old bartender was announcing she was closing just before midnight Wednesday.

Police say Carlson became upset when the bartender asked him to leave, shooting her before killing herself. The bartender was flown to UPMC Altoona hospital where her name and condition weren’t being released..

Nobody was answering the phone Friday at the club about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

Police say the weapon used might have been stolen earlier in the day from a vehicle.

United States - North America - Pennsylvania


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