Man gets prison sentence for firing gun during brawl in mall outside of Pittsburgh


Investigators said he fired about 14 shots, but no one was hurt

Police, Shooting generic

Credit: TheaDesign/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man who admitted firing more than a dozen shots into the entrance of a western Pennsylvania mall during a fight involving several people is now headed to prison.

Brandon Noel was sentenced Thursday to a term of 2 1/2 to 5 years.

The 23-year-old McKeesport man had pleaded guilty last November to an aggravated assault charge stemming from the incident at the Monroeville Mall in April 2019.

Authorities have said two groups of males began fighting at the mall and the brawl soon spilled outside. Noel pulled a gun and about 14 shots were fired, but no injuries were reported.

The mall, about 17 miles east of Pittsburgh, was placed on lockdown and later evacuated.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on