Nania, Friedel Face Multiple Charges After R Bar Shooting

The two men involved in last week’s shooting at R Bar have been formally charged, and are in Allegheny County Jail.

Two Dormont men face multiple charges and are in Allegheny County Jail after a shooting outside of R Bar on West Liberty Avenue early last Thursday morning.

Anthony Nania, 21, and Charles Friedel, also 21, were arraigned on Sept. 20 before Magisterial District Judge Blaise P. Larotonda.

Nania was charged with carrying a firearm without a license, criminal mischief, multiple counts of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person. Friedel was charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

According to a report by Dormont police, Nania and Friedel returned to R Bar at 12:13 a.m. after being thrown out of the bar earlier in the evening for fighting.

A witnesses at the scene told police the door to the bar was locked after the fight, but that he had unlocked it so a patron could leave to buy cigarettes. When the patron returned, the witness told police Nania and Friedel were standing outside the bar, on the corner of Illinois and West Liberty avenues.

The witness told police Nania reached into his waistband and pulled out a gun, at which point the witness shut and attempted to lock the bar door.

. No one inside the bar was seriously injured, although at least two patrons were cut on their faces and arms by flying glass.

A short time later, police arrested Nania and Friedel, along with a woman, who was questioned and released but has not been charged.

Officers from Mt. Lebanon, Castle Shannon, Baldwin Township and the City of Pittsburgh also responded.

Bail was set at $250,000 for each man. Neither was able to post bail, and both are being held in Allegheny County Jail. Preliminary hearings for both men will be held Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

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