PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police say they have taken the person of interest wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a young mother in a home in the East Hills into custody.
Marqua Wilson, 28, was found dead in a second floor bedroom of an apartment on Wilner Drive Monday afternoon. According to a GoFundMe page set up for Wilson’s children, she left behind eight children. You can donate to the GoFundMe account here: https://www.gofundme.com/6x9nv46cREAD MORE: Mt. Carmel Baptist Church To Hold COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
According to police, 20-year-old Markese Reese of Verona was arrested just before 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the home of an acquaintance on Chaske Street in Penn Hills.
On Monday night, police identified Reese as a person of interest in Wilson’s death. Investigators say they were once in a relationship.
He is now facing criminal homicide charges in connection with the investigation.READ MORE: Optimism On The Horizon As Vaccination Rates Continue, Herd Immunity No Longer A Distant Hope
According to the criminal complaint, Reese and the victim had allegedly been fighting over money. The criminal complaint reports a witness told police they heard a “boom” coming from an upstairs bedroom and then saw Reese covered in blood.
Neighbors reportedly saw a man running from the home.
In their search for Reese on Monday, police converged on a motel in North Versailles and a home in Penn Hills, but they didn’t find anything in either location.
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