AMBRIDGE (KDKA) – Police are investigating after a pregnant woman was shot and killed in Beaver County overnight.
According to police, the shooting happened in the 200-block of Merchant Street around 8:30 p.m. Sunday.
Conekia “Coco” Finney, 19, was shot once in the chest while exiting her apartment and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The acting police chief said this is one of the most disturbing cases he’s ever had to investigate.
“Coco,” as she was known by everyone, was expecting the birth of her second child when she was shot and killed Sunday night.
“They took my grandbaby. She was seven months pregnant. They killed my grandbaby as well as my daughter. She thought it was me knocking probably at the door when they shot her in the chest,” Finney’s mother, Elaine, said.
Clutching her grandson, who knows that his mom is now in Heaven, Elaine Finney said she was waiting outside the apartment last night to take her daughter to dinner.
Expecting a baby girl in December, Coco Finney was shot in the doorway of her apartment on Merchant Street as she was walking out.
“I kept blowing the horn. And then I heard something that sounded like a door slamming. I said, ‘Wow, what was that?’” Elaine Finney said.
What she heard was the single gunshot that killed her daughter.
“She was a good child. I’m a good mother. There was no reason that those guys took my baby. Now, I [have to] take care of my grandson,” Elaine Finney said.
The family believes Coco’s boyfriend was the real target and said they warned her to get away from the troubled relationship.
“I told her. I told her, ‘Baby that man is going to end [up] getting you killed,’” Elaine Finney said.
“I hope that the one that’s gone, that her death was not in vain, not only to my remaining daughters, but to women all over the world,” Coco’s father, Stephen Finney, said.
Acting Ambridge Police Chief James Mann said they are following every lead.
“It’s just an unspeakable thing. We’re upset about it. The family is upset of course. And hopefully we’re going to make an arrest soon with this,” Mann said.