Uniontown woman dies from stab wounds after bar fight

| Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, 10:51 a.m.

A birthday party inside a Fayette County bar turned violent on Saturday, resulting in the death of a Uniontown woman and stab wounds to three men, state police at Uniontown said.

Rashaunda Fitzgerald, 21, died at Uniontown Hospital after she was stabbed in the melee about 1:45 a.m. at The Goal Post Lounge on Route 857 in Georges, authorities said.

Trenton Branch, 25, Montaque Wilson, 21, and Cornell Neal, 25, all of Uniontown, suffered non-lethal stab wounds, Trooper Nathaniel Lieberum said.

Authorities were reviewing bar surveillance footage to determine what happened and who was responsible, District Attorney Jack Heneks said Saturday morning.

“We have people in custody,” he said. “Whether they're suspects or not, that's what we're sorting out.”

He declined to say how many people were detained.

“I understand there was a birthday party at the The Goal Post and, obviously, a fracas ensued and resulted in the death of one person and several other people suffering injuries,” Heneks added.

Wilson was flown to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital for further treatment, police said.

Police described Branch, Wilson and Neal as not cooperating in the investigation.

Authorities are asking anyone who was in The Goal Post Friday night or who may have information about what happened there to call them at 724-439-7111.

Bob Stiles is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-836-6622 or bstiles@tribweb.com.

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