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Upper St. Clair Man Charged With Fatally Shooting Man in Grocery Store Parking Lot

Online records show that Brandon Daniel Thomas was arraigned early Friday and remanded to the Washington County Jail.

Upper St. Clair Man Charged With Fatally Shooting Man in Grocery Store Parking Lot

City of Washington Police charged an Upper St. Clair man with a single count of homicide stemming from the shooting death Thursday of a 55-year-old Washington man in a grocery store parking lot.

The Observer-Reporter newspaper indicated that Brandon Daniel Thomas, 30, is accused of fatally shooting Vaughn A. Simonelli.

Online court records show that Thomas was arraigned at 4 a.m. Friday before district Judge Mark Wilson and remanded to the Washington County Jail after being denied bail, according to online court records.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Thomas on Oct. 24, online court records show.

"The victim was involved in altercation with another male that led to gunfire in
the parking lot of Shop n’ Save," Washington County Coroner Tim Warco wrote in a release Thursday.

Thomas' preliminary hearing is scheduled on Oct. 24.

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