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Altoona Man Pleads Not Guilty

An Altoona man has pleaded not guilty after police say he was involved in a deadly shooting in Altoona

34-Year-old Vasilios Pentsas faces charges for first degree murder, aggravated assault and making terroristic threats.

Altoona police say they found 29-year-old Andrew Ozio shot in an alleyway near the 100 block of South Lloyd Street on November 9th.

They said a witness told them Ozio was visually upset when talking about Pentsas and said Pentsas owed him money.

Police say they were told Ozio stepped outside and witnesses heard 3 gunshots.

Pentsas is housed in the Blair County Prison.

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