2008-11-13 / Local & State

Man Charged In Pa. Fast-Food Restaurant Shooting

EVERETT, Pa. (AP) - Police in southcentral Pennsylvania say they have charged a man in the shooting death of a woman in a fast-food restaurant parking lot.

State police say 38-year-old John Lewis Gerholt, of Mount Union, was arrested shortly after the shooting death of 24-year-old Karen Marie Gerholt, of Hopewell.

Police say the victim was shot at 3 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the McDonald's restaurant at the Bedford Square Plaza in Snake Spring Valley Township in Bedford County.

Police say John Gerholt was charged with criminal homicide and related counts. They have not indicated the relationship between victim and defendant. Gerholt was arraigned before a Bedford County district judge, and it is unclear whether he has an attorney.

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