County police charge West Virginia man in Monday’s stabbing death of a Moon Twp. resident

By Amanda Klein | December 12, 2018

Allegheny County police have charged a West Virginia man with homicide and other charges in Monday’s stabbing death of a Carnegie resident.

According to police, at around 10:42 p.m. Moon Township police responded to an address on McKinney Drive for a reported stabbing. There they found a 48-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds.

At around the same time Carnegie police responded to a reported armed robbery in the parking lot of the CVS store on Chestnut Street, and found Timothy Pauley, 32, of West Virginia, who had a gunshot wound to the arm.

Pauley told police he had been shot while being robbed at gunpoint, police said.

However, the stabbing victim identified as Thomas Garner, told police that he shot Pauley in self defense after Pauley stabbed him. Garner was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Pauley faces charges of homicide, tampering with evidence and making false reports to law enforcement.  He was moved from a hospital to the Allegheny County Jail on Wednesday, police said.

While a motive is not known police said it does not appear to be a robbery.

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