The attorney for a person awaiting trial for tried murder told a judge his customer acted in self defense when he fired a single shot throughout a melee outside Rialto Cafe in Greensburg.

Protection lawyer T. Brent McCune stated 23-calendar year-aged Evan Curley of Greensburg was performing to defend himself as bullets rang out final Jan. 30 on West Otterman Road.

“This is a self-protection situation, not a shootout,”
McCune explained. “My shopper was the only 1 who cooperated. At the time of his arrest, he was perceived as a cooperating target.”

Curley appeared in Westmoreland County courtroom Wednesday to check with that he be introduced on house arrest and linked to a monitoring device as he awaits trial. He is remaining held devoid of bail on rates of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

Police reported Curley and an additional male,
Stevin “Twogunz” German, 27, of Uniontown, experienced a disagreement in the bar. Equally adult males briefly still left to retrieve guns and returned prior to the combat spilled out onto the streets of Greensburg. Police mentioned German fired eight shots, like two that wounded Curley. A person spherical shattered a glass window on a going for walks bridge around Pennsylvania Avenue that connects to the Westmoreland County Courthouse Extension workplace developing.

A bystander also was shot.

Curley sustained leg injures and demanded surgery. He was confined to a wheelchair at the time of his arrest. He now makes use of a walker, McCune reported.

McCune reported Curley moved to the Greensburg location from Detroit about four several years back to show up at Westmoreland County Community School, in which he was a scholar till his arrest. Curley has no prior criminal history, held two positions and experienced a allow to have a concealed weapon, McCune reported.

Curley’s father testified that if launched, his son would stay in an apartment in the county and not return to Michigan.

Assistant District Legal professional Steven Reddy argued versus bail for Curley, saying he would be a threat to the community if unveiled.

This thirty day period, Typical Pleas Decide Christopher Feliciani set a $250,000 bail for German, who stays in jail as he awaits trial on similar expenses.

The choose deferred a choice on setting a bail for Curley and questioned to hear added testimony from law enforcement officers at a hearing in about two weeks.

“If I release him on household arrest or on a bond he can manage, I have to consider if he is a risk to the local community,” Feliciani mentioned.

Prosperous Cholodofsky is a Tribune-Evaluation personnel author. You can call Abundant at 724-830-6293, rcholodofsky@triblive.com or through Twitter .

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