The Centre County Coroner’s Office identified the man killed in a Friday shooting.
The coroner’s office said in a release that Richard Smalley, 60, of Spring Mills, died as a result of multiple gun shot wounds to the chest and head. Spring Township police said the shooting occurred at about 3:30 p.m. at a home on Whitman Avenue near the center of the small community.
Police responded to the scene at about 4 p.m. and arrested Ardell Matthew Gross, 36, who has been charged with first- and third-degree murder and aggravated assault in connection with the shooting.
Police said in a statement late Friday that Gross and Smalley were arguing about the estate left behind by a recently deceased family member. Gross allegedly admitted to police that during the argument he retrieved a gun from his bedroom and shot it multiple times.
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Gross was denied bail by Centre County Court of Common Pleas Judge Pamela Ruest and was placed in Centre County Correctional Facility.
Gross’ criminal records do not indicate a violent history. He was charged with DUI in 2009 and had a traffic ticket in 2012, according to state court records.