2 Teens Arrested In Connection With Beaver Co. Murder
BEAVER FALLS (KDKA) – Two teens wanted in connections with a fatal shooting in Beaver County earlier this month have been arrested.
According to police, Todavia Cleckley and Marcus Velasquez, both 14, were arrested Tuesday night by the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
The teens were wanted in connection with the shooting death of 22-year-old Kayla Peterson outside of her Beaver Falls home.
Beaver County’s District Attorney tells KDKA that Facebook photos posted by two suspects after the homicide are also now part of the criminal investigation.
D.A. Anthony Berosh said photos surfaced on Facebook after the killing. The pictures show the boys holding guns.
According to police, Peterson was shot because she refused to give the teens cigarettes.
“It makes you feel better to be able to go outside and not worry about one of them running up or them causing anybody else problems,” William Bailey said.
Bailey, Peterson’s fiancée, was happy that the suspects were finally in custody.
“I think Kayla’s up in heaven shining a just little bit more because they were caught,” Bailey said.
Beaver Falls Police announced late Tuesday night that the suspects had been captured in Beaver Falls.
These arrests came after the earlier arrest of 13-year-old Kyle Goosby Jr., who was also wanted in the shooting.
“They were all there. They all knew what was going down, and I hope they all get what they deserve,” Bailey said.
Bailey also wants others held accountable who may have harbored the fugitive teens while they were on the run.
“At 14-years-old, you can’t go get a hotel. You can’t go get your own apartment. You have to have some kind of help,” Bailey said.
Bailey said he’ll tell their little girl Aaliyah not to be scared anymore and prepare himself for what’s next.
Cleckley and Goosby are being charged with criminal conspiracy to commit homicide and are being held in a juvenile facility. Cleckley will face counts as a juvenile.
Velasquez is believed to have pulled the trigger and is facing homicide and aggravated assault charges. He is currently being held in the Beaver County Jail.