PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — U.S. Marshals arrested two men Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a pregnant teenager from Beaver County.
Marlin Kelly, 27, was arrested Wednesday morning in Turtle Creek, and 31-year-old Tyrone Fuller was picked up in Monessen. They are facing charges of homicide and homicide of an unborn child.
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.
Following the arrests, Finney’s mother had high praise for the quick work by police. She says she’s willing to turn the other cheek to the men accused in connection with the death of her daughter.
“I forgive them, but they still need to pay the debt to what they did to my child,” said Elaine Finney, the victim’s mother. “And I hate to say it because I love the Lord, but I hope they never see the light of day again because my grandson is without his mom.”
Meantime, the Beaver County District Attorney says many area agencies worked together to make a quick arrest.
“It was the effort that was put forward by the local and the cooperation with the other agencies that we were able to piece together this case in a short a period of time as the two or three days since the incident occurred,” said Anthony Berosh, the Beaver County District Attorney.
A crime task force headed by U.S. Marshals worked together to make the arrests.
Fuller was taken to the Westmoreland County Jail and Kelly was being held in the Allegheny County Jail. Officials were hoping to move them to Beaver County for arraignment tonight or Thursday morning.