Police: Unclear If Man Was Father Of Unborn Child

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in an apartment building in Southpointe Town Center in Washington County.

The incident was initially reported around 7:15 p.m. in an apartment in the 1400 block of Main Street in Cecil Township.

Police, the SWAT team, and other emergency officials surrounded the building, but before police went inside, a robot was sent up as a safety precaution.

The Washington County Coroner’s Office said a man and a woman were involved in a domestic incident. They were pronounced dead shortly after 11:30 p.m. The coroner’s office said they had been shot to death.

The deceased were identified as Naader Rizk, 38, of Cecil Township, and Michelle Krek, 35, of Bridgeville. Police said Krek was approximately 7 months pregnant. The two were in a relationship.

Police said Krek was found by the door with a gunshot wound to the back of her head and her right shoulder. Rizk was found in the hallway with a gunshot wound to the head, which is believed to be self-inflicted.

A 9 mm handgun was found on the floor next to him. Police said Krek had been living with Rizk off and on for less than a year.

Family members say they were engaged to be married and Krek was expecting a baby boy in May.

Police initially said Rizk recently learned that the child Krek was carrying was not his. However, police are now saying it’s unclear whether the child was Rizk’s or not.

There were no Protection From Abuse orders on record against either Krek or Rizk. Apartment managers told investigators that Rizk did recently try to get Krek evicted.

Police said Rizk was a competitive shooter in his free time and relatives were aware.

Cecil Township Police are investigating.

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