Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA ; 7/4/99
Friday, October 1, 1999
Bartender Shannon Allen had no way of knowing that cutting
off a patron at her workplace, E-Jay's Tavern in Johnstown,
Pennsylvania, would lead to a deadly confrontation. After bouncers
ejected Scott Kniss from the bar, he returned minutes later bent on
revenge and armed with a handgun and a rifle. Firing 35 shots some
of which seriously injured Allen into the roomful of patrons, Kniss
was finally halted when bar owner Mike Jaber shot him twice with a
.45-cal. handgun. "I was forced to act in self-defense to protect
myself, my employees and my patrons," said Jaber following the
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