VIDEO: Two Arrested for Dormont Shooting

Dormont, Brookline men arrested for firing shots at R Bar early Thursday morning.

Two men were arrested early Thursday morning after firing several shots a R Bar in Dormont.

Anthony Nania, 21, of Dormont, and Charles Friedel, 21, of Brookline were accused of firing the shots and were held at Dormont police station overnight. Charges against them are pending.

Dormont police responded to the West Liberty Avenue bar at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday for a call about a fight between the two men and a bar tender. Police Sgt. Ralf Zawischa said the two men had left the scene by the time police arrived.

The men returned at 12:10 p.m., Zawischa said. One of the men, standing outside the bar on West Liberty Avenue, fired shots at the door of the bar. It is not yet known whether it was Nania or Friedel who fired the shots.

A woman also is being questioned by police.

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seanpgh September 20, 2012 at 05:45 PM
I know that Dormont has been responsible for producing some real losers over the decades (trust me. I went to KO, I know). But when I moved back here eight years ago, I stated that the vermin that holes itself up in Brookline and Beachview would one day be the death of this family friendly neighborhood; that time is now. Its is no longer safe to walk to the streets in Dormont after sundown. What a tragedy.
Jsmith September 20, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Are you kidding me? There are losers everywhere. Anywhere there are bars incidents similar to this occur--even Mt. Lebanon. I never feel unsafe in Dormont. And it's not a great idea to walk anywhere after midnight, but you are being ridiculous by saying it's no longer safe to walk the streets in Dormont after sundown--please!!
JS September 20, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Dormont is safe, too bad we have to put up with the idiots who continue to post about one of our neighbors who has paid for his crime and truly wants to be a positive force in the community. These are the people who scare me in Dormont - those with closed minds who spout off about things they know nothing about.
Erin Faulk September 20, 2012 at 07:34 PM
To those of you who think you're going to continue the Dormont Dogs conversation on other articles—no. Get yourselves under control. The comments on that article are closed, and if I see comments about that topic on other stories, I will suspend your user account. End of story.
Kathie Knorr September 20, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Thank you Erin. It is becoming embarrassing and ridiculous. Also, funny how the people that make these comments hide behind "nicknames" At least be brave enough to own what you write!
Erin Faulk September 20, 2012 at 08:53 PM
No problem, Kathie. I want everyone to be able to contribute to the site and join the conversation—and as I've said many times before, negative comments are just as welcome as positive ones! But I can't allow a few people to let it get out of hand, because that ruins the experience for the readers who truly want to discuss the topic. I appreciate all of you who continue to have great conversations on the site! Thanks everyone for reading and commenting!
Ed M September 21, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Thanks Erin.
Rachel Murphy September 21, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Agreeing with Kathie (Hi Kathie!) thank you Erin for cutting off those comments and for the updates with this story.
Erin Faulk September 21, 2012 at 03:20 AM
Sure. I will post another update to this story when I find out what the charges are (charges were pending at the time this article was written).
Tara Smith September 21, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Please keep me posted! I sent this link to a friend because I saw her post something about it this morning on my way to work, her and her husband live in Dormont so I was worried about them! Keep up the great work fellow Patchcateer :)
Ed M September 21, 2012 at 10:55 AM
Dormont streets are safe all times of the day. Please stop the fear mongering.
Born & Raised in Dormont September 21, 2012 at 11:54 AM
@seanpgh what is the comment about KO? I don't think that the high school you attend is going to matter how you choose to live your life? I went to KO doesn't make me want to go out and be a bad person and hurt people. This happens everywhere not just at KO. I don't know what part of Dormont you are walking in that you don't feel safe. As a kid I would walk to friends on the other side of Dormont. Even today I walk my grandkids and dogs on these same streets. I have never once felt unsafe.
Born & Raised in Dormont September 21, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Why are my comments not being posted?
Erin Faulk September 21, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Your comments are being posted, although for the time being there will be a delay before all comments appear on the site. Temporarily, I am moderating all comments before they appear on the site because of problems we had this week with people continually posting insults, vulgar language and spam messages.
Born & Raised in Dormont September 21, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Thanks Erin for clearing that up for me.
Erin Faulk September 21, 2012 at 01:18 PM
No problem. I know the delay is a little frustrating, but it's just temporary. We'll be back to normal soon! Thanks for reading and commenting.
Caleb September 21, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I think it's safe to walk the streets of dormont, brookline and beachview.
Erin Faulk September 21, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Thanks, Tara!
Bob Dini September 21, 2012 at 06:54 PM
There are cameras all over the place, the shooter will be revealed and unfortunately their families will be traumatized for years to come.
JimsLT September 23, 2012 at 05:51 AM
I believe I seen these two worked at MIB, down the street from R Bar.
Robert Patterson September 24, 2012 at 12:59 PM
I'm the male hit by glass in the shooting. These jackals were never in the bar before. Their shots targeted ME, based on the ricochet from the first shot, and the shot through the glass. They were drunk and belligerent when they got there. It's a shame kids these days respond in such a manner. This is the ” thug”mentality that a lot of kids embrace today. They see this kind of behavior everywhere, from the ” music” they listen to, the movies they watch, the tv shows on nightly. They DON'T have to live that life. They were told to leave because of their behaviour. They responded with force. For the safety of other patrons they were removed..At 21 yrd. old, they are now going to find out what it is like to be responsible for their actions. We can go on with our lives(thank God), while they are behind bars. They chose to do what they did. Life is about the choices you make.
Robert Patterson September 24, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Ironically, I was in MIB, that afternoon, when Charles Frieden, who initiated confrontation, tried to sell me a tv....and the shooter, Nania, said have a good day when I left....
Jason D Flaherty September 24, 2012 at 03:29 PM
I spent many years LIVING in Dormont acting just like those kids. Had nothing to do with KO it had to do with me. Hope this guy isn't in any type of a roll model position cause I could see where he would lead the youth of the communities he's mentioned. Anyway I quit the blame game,quit drinking and paid my financial debt back to the district court dating to the 1990's only because I wanted to come home to Dormont where it's safe and home.
coreylahey September 24, 2012 at 04:30 PM
I just noticed a strange coincidence with MIB Entertainment and the "Loudpack" graffiti that went up in Dormont a few months ago. One of the Dormont employees of MIB is associated with "Loudpack Enterprises" on his Facebook page. Strange coincidence....
MSgt. John DeLallo September 25, 2012 at 08:08 AM
The two alleged transgressors are hardly choir boys. I suspect someone should have sat them down after their first encounters with the American system of jurisprudence and explained to them the sad consequences of bad choices. The gun charges alone could cause one of the young men to be a ward of the State Correctional Institutions for a very long time. Oh, silly me, Zappala will plea bargain the felony charges down, these two misguided young men will get a summary slap on the wrist, perhaps a small fine, and be on the streets again in a few months. While others carp incessantly about "reasonable gun laws", our revolving door justice system will shortly put these two back on the street. Perhaps I'll be shocked to learn that both are incarcerated for the "full ride".
MSgt. John DeLallo September 25, 2012 at 08:22 AM
If any of you are so inclined, when a felony occurs, and your curiosity gets the better of you, you can look up past court dealings by going to http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets/MDJ.aspx, selecting the "Docket Sheets" tab on the scroll bar, and once their, simply select the court you wish to view, type in the "Participants Name" once you've selected that category from "Search Type", and then fill in at least one block in the section under the names. I'm pleased to see that my past transgression, withdrawn, no longer appears. It was a parking ticket at the airport, if you must know. Shame on me. I fought it and won and it no longer appears. One word of caution, don't use this website to badger or harass anyone who has been charged with or convicted of a crime. You'll find yourself in a world of grief if you mis-use these public records. Of course, parents of young ladies might wish to take a peek at the site to see if a prospective boyfriend has been naughty or nice.
Daughter of the King October 09, 2012 at 11:35 PM
Unfortunately one of these young men was mentored in his younger days by our family. Sometimes, no matter what you do for a kid, or how much time you invest, their interactions from those that called themselves parents have more influence than can be fixed. I am saddened by the poor choices he has made. He always wanted to be better than the man who raised him. I pray this wakes him up and he can make better choices in the future. I'm sorry to the people he tried to harm.


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