New Eagle Man Assaulted With Bat, Fires Fatal Shot At Attacker

Police Investigate Attack, Shooting At Washington Co. Mobile Home

POSTED: 7:57 am EDT September 25, 2009
UPDATED: 2:29 am EDT September 26, 2009

NEW EAGLE, Pa. — A New Eagle man was assaulted with a baseball bat at his home Friday morning before firing shots and killing his attacker.

 Joseph Gallick received a knock on the door of his Pine Top Estates mobile home on Applewood Drive at about 2 a.m.


Gallick grabbed his handgun before answering the door, police said.

 Gallick was told by Cole James MacFarlane that someone was “messing” with his truck parked outside, police said.

 When Gallick went to investigate, another man, identified as William Eyles, hit him with a baseball bat, police said.

 Gallick fired at Eyles, striking him in the chest, police said.

 Eyles, 25, of Monongahela, was flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

 MacFarlane, 25, faces several charges, including homicide and attempted robbery.

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