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Cambria County Man Arrested

State police in Cambria County have released new details about what led to a shooting in Barr Township Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say Robert Spears, 20, is accused of shooting another man who had reportedly trespassed on his property.

According to the affidavit, troopers were dispatched to the residence, located along the 100 block of Herk Kline Lane, for a reported shooting just before 3 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators say the victim had reportedly shown up at the residence to discuss a prior incident, involving a weapon, with Spears’ paramour that had reportedly occurred a few days prior.

Troopers say the woman told the victim to leave but he reportedly refused to do so.

According to the complaint, authorities say the woman “texted” Spears that the victim would not leave, at which time a verbal argument ensued between the victim and Spears.

Police say during the course of the argument, Spears reportedly walked to his vehicle, which was parked on the property, and retrieved an AR-15 rifle.

Investigators say the incident then escalated to a physical altercation, at which time Spears reportedly shot the other man, twice, in the lower torso.

Troopers say the victim was transported to the hospital and his current condition is unknown at this time.

Police say when they interviewed Spears about the altercation, he reportedly told authorities that the victim was NOT armed and had not made any threats against him.

Spears is being held at the Cambria County Prison on $75,000 bail, court dockets show.

He faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.

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