- Associated Press - Friday, March 18, 2016

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) - Jurors are deliberating the fate of a man charged in the shooting death of a western Pennsylvania tattoo shop owner a year ago.

Westmoreland County prosecutors say 45-year-old Christopher Patterson shot the New Kensington shop owner while they argued over whether Patterson owed $50 for a tattoo removal session.

But Patterson claims he shot 43-year-old Kevin Croney last March in self-defense, only after Croney reached for his gun.

The shooting occurred in Croney’s True Image Tattoo Studio about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Croney died the next day.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1ZabPB5 ) reports the jury began deliberating just before noon Friday.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com

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