Pennsylvania man charged after breaking into ex-girlfriends house, fatally shooting boyfriend in gunfight: DA

Prosecutors in Montgomery County have charged a man who they say broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and fatally shot her boyfriend during a gun battle.

Christopher Moore Jr., 21, was charged Tuesday with several offenses, including first, second and third-degree murder, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele reported. 

Investigators believe Moore climbed through the bathroom window of his ex-girlfriend's home on the 400 block of Walnut Street in Lansdale around 11 p.m. Once inside, investigators say Moore and 21-year-old Wesley Wayne Smith began firing at each other. 


Responding officers from the Lansdale Police Department found both Moore and Smith suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene and Moore was airlifted to Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia where he is expected to survive. 

Detectives later learned that Moore and Smith each possessed valid permits to carry a firearm.