Victim’s dad: Son, killer had run-in before jealous rampage

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Victim’s dad: Son, killer had run-in before jealous rampage
Victim’s dad: Son, killer had run-in before jealous rampage

MELCROFT, Pa. (AP) – The father of one of four people gunned down by a woman’s jealous ex-boyfriend says the shooter had an altercation with his son at a bar hours before the deadly rampage.

Scott Porterfield tells the Tribune Review he’s seen security footage from Tall Cedars lounge in Donegal, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Pittsburgh, that shows the shooter placing his hand on his son Billy Porterfield’s shoulder early Sunday morning.

He says a staff member asked Timothy Smith to leave.

Police say Smith soon after shot and killed Porterfield and three others at a self-serve car wash.

Twenty-five-year-old Chelsie Cline, 23-year-old Courtney Snyder and 21-year-old Seth Cline were killed, while another woman survived with minor injuries.

Porterfield’s wife says that Chelsie Cline became involved with Porterfield last week.

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Information from: Tribune-Review, http://triblive.com

A photo of victim William Porterfield sits at a memorial near Ed’s Car Wash after a deadly shooting Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Saltlick Township, Pa. State police said Timothy Smith opened fire early Sunday morning at the car wash, killing several. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
With Ed’s Car Wash in the background at center, a person looks on in Saltlick Township, Pa., Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Pennsylvania State Police said a man opened fire at the car wash around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, killing several. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Flowers, candles and a note are left at a memorial near Ed’s Car Wash after a deadly shooting Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Saltlick Township, Pa. State police said Timothy Smith opened fire early Sunday morning at the car wash, killing several. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A person walks by Ed’s Car Wash in Saltlick Township, Pa., Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Pennsylvania State Police said a man opened fire at the car wash around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, killing several. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pastor Ron Dugan, left, of the Christian Life Assembly Church, comforts and prays with a couple during a prayer vigil Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, for the four victims of a shooting at Ed’s Car Wash in Melcroft, Pa. Police on Monday were focusing on phone records to try to piece together how a group of friends wound up at a Pennsylvania self-serve car wash, where a gunman lying in wait in the early morning hours killed four of them and injured one who managed to hide. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Following a prayer vigil at the Christian Life Assembly Church for the four victims of a shooting a nearby car wash participants embrace, Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Melcroft, Pa. Police on Monday were focusing on phone records to try to piece together how a group of friends wound up at a Pennsylvania self-serve car wash, where a gunman lying in wait in the early morning hours killed four of them and injured one who managed to hide. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A crate with candles in memory of Chelsie Cline, one of four victims killed during a shooting at a Melcroft, Pa., car wash, sits in the sanctuary of the Christian Assembly Church during a prayer vigil Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Police on Monday were focusing on phone records to try to piece together how a group of friends wound up at a Pennsylvania self-serve car wash, where a gunman lying in wait in the early morning hours killed four of them and injured one who managed to hide. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Flowers and a candle are placed at Ed’s Car Wash in Saltlick Township, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Pennsylvania State Police said a man opened fire at the car wash around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, killing several. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Sierra Kolarik, center right, sister of Chelsie Cline, one of the four victims in a shooting Sunday morning at Ed’s Car Wash in Melcroft, Pa., is comforted during a prayer vigil Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at the Christian Life Assembly in Melcroft, Pa. Police on Monday were focusing on phone records to try to piece together how a group of friends wound up at a Pennsylvania self-serve car wash, where a gunman lying in wait in the early morning hours killed four of them and injured one who managed to hide. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Sierra Kolarik, center right, sister of Chelsie Cline, one of the four victims in a shooting Sunday morning at Ed’s Car Wash in Melcroft, Pa., is comforted during a prayer vigil held Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at the Christian Life Assembly in Melcroft, Pa. Police on Monday were focusing on phone records to try to piece together how a group of friends wound up at a Pennsylvania self-serve car wash, where a gunman lying in wait in the early morning hours killed four of them and injured one who managed to hide. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pastor Beverly Spore prays during a prayer vigil held the Christian Assembly Church on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, for the four victims of a shooting at Ed’s Car Wash in Melcroft, Pa. Police on Monday were focusing on phone records to try to piece together how a group of friends wound up at a Pennsylvania self-serve car wash, where a gunman lying in wait in the early morning hours killed four of them and injured one who managed to hide. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Pastor Beverly Spore, back center, of Connelsville, Pa., comforts friends and family members of the Melcroft shooting victims as the community lays hands on them during a prayer vigil on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Assembly of God Church in Melcroft, Pa. Police on Monday were focusing on phone records to try to piece together how a group of friends wound up at a Pennsylvania self-serve car wash, where a gunman lying in wait in the early morning hours killed four of them and injured one who managed to hide. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
Katie Ritenour, center, 25, of Normalville, Pa., lights the lantern of Kyli Breakiron, 24, of Connelsville, Pa., Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Melcroft, Pa., as they stand at Ed’s Car Wash, where four people were killed in a shooting the day before. Police on Monday were focusing on phone records to try to piece together how a group of friends wound up at a Pennsylvania self-serve car wash, where a gunman lying in wait in the early morning hours killed four of them and injured one who managed to hide. (Stephanie Strasburg/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
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