Clymer Man Arrested After Firing Rifle Toward Neighbor’s Residence

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PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE

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September 6, 2022


Clymer Man Arrested After Firing Rifle Toward Neighbor’s Residence

Green Township, PA – Troopers today arrested a Clymer man who fired a shot from a rifle toward an occupied residence.

Bryce Anthony Knepp, 21, was charged with a felony count of Discharge of a Firearm into an Occupied Structure and misdemeanor counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person and Disorderly Conduct. He was taken into custody without incident at the scene and was lodged in the Indiana County Jail to await his preliminary arraignment.

On September 6, 2022 at 9:24 a.m., members of Troop A, Indiana were dispatched to 2001 Barr Slope Road, Green Township, Indiana County for a report of a gunshot at the residence. Upon arrival, troopers made contact with Knepp and learned that he was inside the residence when he fired a single round from a .243 caliber rifle through a closed, first floor window in the direction of the residence next door. Troopers also learned that Knepp believed he was firing at an unknown male whom he believed he saw outside of the home. Knepp then retrieved the rifle and fired one round through the window.

While interacting with Knepp, troopers also suspected that he was under the influence of drugs at the time of this incident.

The neighboring home was found to have been occupied, but troopers were unable to locate any evidence of a bullet strike. Troopers were also unable to confirm that a person was outside and in the immediate vicinity of either home at the time of the incident.

The rifle along with a magazine containing one unfired round and one malfunctioned round were recovered and seized from within the residence. A spent shell casing was also recovered.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Troop A, Indiana at 724-357-1960.

For more information on the Pennsylvania State Police, visit psp.pa.gov.

Reference CAD Number: PA2022-1151656; Investigating Officer: Tpr. Kenny Sink

MEDIA CONTACT:  TFC. Cliff Greenfield, 724-357-1998 / Twitter: @PSPTroopAPIO

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Date: 
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 10:15am

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PA2022-1151656

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