Murder Suspect Arraigned Saturday Morning
Ardell Gross was arraigned Saturday morning on charges of first and third degree murder charges along with a charge of aggravated assault in front of Magisterial District Judge Thomas Jordan. Gross preliminary hearing is set for November 8th.
Police arrived at the scene on Whitman Avenue in Spring Township around 4 o Friday afternoon. Police say a 60 year old man from Spring Mills was shot and killed at the home on Whitman Avenue. Ardell Matthew Gross was taken into custody and charged with First and Third Degree Murder as well as Aggravated Assault.
Police said Gross and his family member had been fighting when Gross grabbed a gun from his bedroom and shot the victim multiple times. Police say he died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Crews will remain on the scene throughout the night and into tomorrow to continue to investigate and analyze the scene to determine what exactly happened.
“They be further investigation with all the departments listed. It probably take extensive hours yet tonight. It follow into tomorrow with more investigation and follow up with an autopsy,
” said Debuty Coroner Debra Smeal.