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Man who shot deer from Walmart parking lot to stand trial

A Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial for reckless endangerment for shooting dead this 10-point buck from the parking lot of a Walmart in November 2012.
CBS Pittsburgh
(CBS/AP) BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. - The first day of rifle deer-hunting season may have very well been the last for a western Pennsylvania man who allegedly shot a buck from a busy Walmart parking lot.

Forty-year-old Arcangelo "Angelo" Bianco Jr., of Derry Township has been ordered to stand trial on reckless endangerment and state game charges.

Bianco said "The truth will come out" after his preliminary hearing Thursday in Blairsville.

Wildlife conservation officers say Bianco fired several shots in the parking lot last November, causing trailers being unloaded by Wal-Mart workers to be spattered with deer blood. He allegedly continued shooting at the fleeing deer, which he killed and later retrieved from the side of a road opposite the store, about 45 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Among other things, authorities say Bianco violated the law by firing a weapon within 150 yards of an occupied structure - violating a state "safety zone" law.


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