Pa. woman had protection order against ex accused of killing her with her stolen gun: police

1/22/2022 6:50:00 PM

Pa. woman had protection order against ex accused of killing her with her stolen gun: police

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Pa. woman had protection order against ex accused of killing her with her stolen gun: police

The 28-year-old was shot to death at a bus stop after she got off work. Her ex-boyfriend is in jail.

Tribune News ServiceShe received a protection from abuse order that was in place for three years, police said. She carried a legally purchased handgun.with that same gun, and the abusive man from whom she’d sought protection has been charged. Police say he went to her job, calling along the way to see what time the store closed, then shot her at a bus stop.

.She told police at the time that Zieglar took the gun from her and pistol-whipped her, according to the complaint. Zieglar took off, she said, and she couldn’t find the gun.Surveillance footage from Bellevue the day of the shooting showed two men exit a Port Authority bus, one of whom wore a black and white striped hoodie, according to the complaint. The pair exit the bus at 8:11 p.m. Eleven minutes later, Dowden is seen on Lincoln Avenue, and the two men begin following. Police noted that the man in the striped sweatshirt moved quickly toward Dowden, and the other man had to jog to keep up.

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By Tribune News Service By Megan Guza And Megan Tomasic, The Tribune-Review, Greensburg (TNS) Rachel Dowden did all the things she was supposed to do to protect herself from an ex boyfriend with a history of abuse. She was taken to a hospital for emergency surgery, and the lawsuit claimed she was left with “severe and permanent injuries. Both women were arrested the day after a fire destroyed the residence at 434 N. She received a protection from abuse order that was in place for three years, police said. She carried a legally purchased handgun. A judge sided with the town, which said it was protected by governmental immunity and “owed no duty of care to plaintiff” under a provision that limits liability for landowners who make their property available for recreational use by the public. On Wednesday, she was shot to death with that same gun, and the abusive man from whom she’d sought protection has been charged. 13, 2019. Police say he went to her job, calling along the way to see what time the store closed, then shot her at a bus stop.” The judge has given the plaintiff 21 days to amend the complaint by either naming an individual or “John Doe” defendant.

Deangelo Zieglar, 25, is charged with homicide in connection with the fatal shooting of 28-year-old Dowden, who was killed in the street near Lincoln and Sheridan avenues in Bellevue . Police wrote in the criminal complaint against Zieglar, who lives in the Hill District, that he had a history of violence against Dowden, and she’d been granted a final PFA on Nov. Disclaimer. During the video conference, Dunbar apologized for her behavior and said that she plans to turn her life around, as she was previously surrounding herself with the wrong people and fighting a drug addiction. 3. It was to remain in effect for three years, court records show. On Jan. Saylor also charged Dunbar to pay $650 in fines, as well as court costs and fees.

6, Dowden flagged down a sheriff’s deputy near her South Side home, reporting that Zieglar and another man might be inside her home, according to the complaint. She said she returned home from work to find Zieglar in the door of her home, demanding the Smith & Wesson she’d bought for protection. She told police at the time that Zieglar took the gun from her and pistol-whipped her, according to the complaint. Disclaimer. Zieglar took off, she said, and she couldn’t find the gun. Naomi Dowden, who identified herself as Dowden’s sister, wrote in a Facebook post that her sister “spent her last days living with so much anxiety and fear.

” “The police have been trying to catch him and (I) hate that my sister had to die for it to finally happen,” she wrote. “Something has to change. This system has to change. Enough isn’t being done to protect victims of domestic violence. .

.. it’s heartbreaking, it’s devastating.” Surveillance footage from Bellevue the day of the shooting showed two men exit a Port Authority bus, one of whom wore a black and white striped hoodie, according to the complaint. The pair exit the bus at 8:11 p.

m. Eleven minutes later, Dowden is seen on Lincoln Avenue, and the two men begin following. Police noted that the man in the striped sweatshirt moved quickly toward Dowden, and the other man had to jog to keep up. Dowden stopped at the bus stop at the corner of Lincoln and Sheridan at 8:27 p.m.

, police said, and a minute later the man in the sweatshirt stands in front of her as she collapses. The man who had been with Zieglar, identified in the complaint only as Witness 1, told police he’d met up with Zieglar in Pittsburgh earlier in the evening. He said Zieglar asked him to go to the North Side with him to smoke, according to the complaint. He said he had to get money from the mother of his child at her workplace. After the woman was shot three times, the witness said the two took off in different directions before meeting again, at which point Zieglar took the man’s fanny pack, put his gun in it and threw it into a yard, according to the complaint.

The witness took police to the location where they found the fanny pack and gun. Police said the serial number on the recovered firearm matched the gun Zieglar is accused of stealing from Dowden two weeks earlier. Zieglar is charged with homicide, tampering with evidence and a firearms violation in connection with Wednesday’s shooting. He is also charged with burglary, robbery, assault and trespass in the Jan. 6 incident.

He remained in the Allegheny County Jail on Friday, where he is being held without bail. Court records did not list an attorney as of Friday afternoon. More: .