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One man killed, one man charged in Beaver Falls shooting Tuesday morning

Megan Guza
| Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:03 a.m.

One man was killed and another charged with murder when an argument turned violent in Beaver Falls Tuesday.

Police Chief Charles Jones said Matthew Williams, 33, and Christopher Kirkland, 25, exchanged words and then physically fought before Kirkland pulled out a gun.

The incident happened about 8:30 a.m. on 13th Street near Williams' house.

“It went from verbal to physical and then went into shots fired,” Jones said.

Williams was shot multiple times, Jones said. He was taken to UPMC Presbyterian where he was pronounced dead.

Kirkland is charged with one count of homicide, according to court documents. Bail was denied.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 1.

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