New Castle teen charged in shooting

Anthony Welsh

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WYTV) –  A robbery suspect in a home invasion in Union Township was shot by the homeowner but his body wasn’t discovered until two days later.

According to police, Anthony Welsh, 17, of New Castle and another man entered a home in Union Township on Friday and robbed the people inside.

The home owner fired shots at the suspects and the fled.

Police were able to track down Welsh and arrest him but the other suspect was never found.

A man cutting grass Sunday in the area of Walter Street found the second suspect dead against a tree with a gun in his hand.

Investigators said it was those shots fired by the homeowner Friday that killed the man.

Welsh was charged with robbery and second degree murder. Even though Welsh didn’t pull the trigger, he is still responsible for the other suspect’s death because he was involved in “perpetuating a felony,” according to police.

Welsh is currently being held in the Lawrence County Jail.

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