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Montgomery County man charged in shooting death of girlfriend

TULLYTOWN, Pa. - A 33-year-old Montgomery County man was charged Monday with criminal homicide and possession of an instrument of crime.

Anthony J. Depolo's charges come after a Sunday night shooting in Tullytown that resulted in the death of his girlfriend.

Depolo comes from East Greenville, and was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Robert L. Wagner Jr., who ordered Depolo be held without bail.

His tentative preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 10.

According to the affidavit, Depolo had a .380 caliber Ruger semi-automatic handgun in a holster inside his pants and told police at the scene that the victim had taken his gun from the holster and shot herself.

When he was later interviewed by Bucks County Detectives, Depolo denied arguing with or harming his girlfriend. He said he returned his gun to its holster after she shot herself, according to the affidavit. 

But after taking a break in the interview, Depolo came forward and admitted he pulled out his gun and shot the victim as she came toward him during an argument. 

The affidavit states he fired one shot that struck his girlfriend in the neck and chest area before putting the gun back in its holster.

The case is being investigated by the Tullytown Borough Police Department and the Bucks County Detectives. 

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