Mother of Fort Pitt Inn shooting suspect arrested on gun charges
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The mother of the Imperial man who police said shot three people, one fatally, in a North Fayette bar Monday morning has been arrested after investigators concluded she provided her son with guns.
Gloria Mazzocco, 60, was arrested at her house today, according to an Allegheny County police homicide unit press release.
David Mazzocco, 25, was not allowed to own firearms and his mother held permits for two of the three handguns he brought into the Fort Pitt Inn when he started shooting, police said.
Police said Mr. Mazzocco, the father of young twin girls, shot two people in the head just before 12:45 a.m. Monday: James Adams, 29, who died at a hospital, and Joseph Quirk, who was in critical condition after the shooting but suffered no brain damage.
Mr. Mazzocco had been fighting with a girlfriend via text shortly before he left the bar and returned with three handguns, police said.
He shot one other man, Gerald Maroni, in the arm as he tried to disarm Mr. Mazzocco, holding him down with the help of another man while officers were en route, police said.
Ms. Mazzocco is charged with conspiracy to commit firearms violation, violations of the uniform firearms act, and loaning, lending or giving a firearm to a person who is not allowed to possess a gun.
She is at the Allegheny County Jail awaiting arraignment.
First Published March 13, 2013 4:03 pm