Man shot, killed outside bar in Ellwood City

A man was shot and killed on Saturday at approximately 2 a.m. after a confrontation in a bar parking lot in Ellwood City’s north side.

According to reports, Ian Frey, 25, allegedly shot Keith Knox, 38, three times in the parking lot of Weisz’s Hazel Manor on North Street, Ellwood City. Authorities said the man was dead by the time they arrived on the scene.

Reports say that the incident between the two individuals began as a fight inside the bar and they were told to leave.

Police said that when Frey got inside his car to leave, Knox allegedly approached the car, pulled him out and punched him.  At that point, authorities say Frey allegedly reached for the gun and shot Knox.

Frey was arraigned in front of District Judge Melissa Amodie early this morning and is currently in custody at the Lawrence County Jail. He was charged with criminal homicide and murder of the first degree.

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