Steelers Fan Shoots Neighbor Over Browns Game (Vid)
Sports are supposed to be fun, a chance to cheer & rep the city that you’re from proudly, but then you have the people who treat being a fan of a team as being apart of a gang. You’re either with us, or against us mentality and they will fight and/or kill to get their point across.
Earl Dunbar, 58, of Zara Street, is charged with aggravated assault in the shooting and wounding of Victor Sawyer.
Pittsburgh police say what started as a fight about the Steelers game between the two men during a gathering inside one home on Zara Street where both were visiting was followed by Dunbar shooting Sawyer at Dunbar’s house next door.
A young man who lives in the house where the argument started told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 he was surprised to arrive home and see the commotion.
“I was coming from church with my grandma. We threw her a little birthday party yesterday,” said Shaun Martin.
In a criminal complaint, police write that after the initial argument, Dunbar returned to his home next door. Police say when Sawyer came on Dunbar’s porch, Dunbar fired from inside, hitting Sawyer in the shoulder. Sawyer was taken to UPMC Mercy Hospital in stable condition on Sunday. The hospital is not releasing any updates on his condition.
Dunbar is being held in the Allegheny County Jail. His bond is set at $50,000 and he’s charged with aggravated assault. His preliminary hearing is set for Nov. 24.