Authorities have captured two men wanted for the killing of a 20-year-old pregnant woman in Ambridge.
United States Marshal Steve Frank announced this morning the arrests of Marlin Kelly, 27 and Tyrone Fuller, 31, both wanted for a double homicide in Ambridge.
The victim, Conekia "Coco" Finney, age 19, was the mother of a young child and 7 months pregnant with her second child.
According to U.S. Marshals, she was killed on Sunday evening when she opened the door, at around 8:25 p.m., and was met by two men in dark clothing with hoods concealing their faces.
The two suspects pulled out a gun and shot her at point-blank range in the left side of her chest, killing her and her unborn daughter. The suspects then fled the scene and were the subject of a manhunt by law enforcement officers, authorities reported.
Ambridge Police identified Kelly and Fuller as suspects in the shooting during their initial investigation and requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force to try and locate and apprehend the men.
Members of the U.S. Marshals Western Pennsylvania Fugitive Task Force, along with Ambridge Police detectives, arrested Kelly early this morning at a residence in the 500 block of Larimer Ave., Turtle Creek, PA.
Kelly, originally from the North Side of Pittsburgh, was located and apprehended without incident by Task Force members at the residence of a female associate, authorities said.
Following Kelly's arrest, Task Force members, assisted by Monessen Police, nabbed Fuller at a residence in the 200 block of Lenawee Avenue in Monessen, PA.
Sewickley police previously charged Fuller in July after police said he held a gun to another Ambridge woman’s head and threatened her while driving from the American Legion in Sewickley.
Ambridge police are are continuing to investigate the circumstances behind Sunday's shooting and are treating the case as a double homicide because of Finney's pregnancy.
“This is a textbook case of the success that can occur when law enforcement from the federal, state and local levels work together,” Frank said.
The joint effort included members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force which consists of officers from the Pennsylvania State Police, State Parole Board, Westmoreland County Sheriff Department, Pittsburgh City Police and Deputy U.S. Marshals.