Erie Police Charge Suspect in Friday Homicide
Erie police have charged a suspect with homicide after a deadly shooting in a residential neighborhood in west Erie Friday evening.
The suspect is 34-year-old Derrick Feidler, who lives in the home where the incident took place, at 1440 West 35th Street.
According to Deputy Chief Mike Nolan, Feidler's former roommate returned to retrieve some of his property from the home and garage, and brought along a friend.
Investigators say when that friend wanted to go into the house as well, a fight began. Detectives say because Feidler did not know the man, he did not want him inside his home.
Police say a knife was shown during the argument, and at some point, Feidler allegedly retrieved a hunting rifle from the home, came outside and shot the 3rd party once in the upper torso.
Rescuers arrived to find the victim in the yard, he died at the scene.
Police say the suspect's 10-year-old daughter and other family members were home at the time of the crime.
The charges against Feidler include criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and recklessly endangering another person. The suspect was arraigned on the charges and taken to the Erie County Prison.
Authorities have not released the name of the victim pending notification of his family.