JACKSONVILLE, Fl./ARNOLD, Pa. (KDKA) — Police in Jacksonville, Florida have arrested the suspect connected to a homicide case in Westmoreland County.
This morning while officers patrolled the beach proper they captured a Fugitive from Justice, wanted in Arnold, Pennsylvania for Homicide. Good job! pic.twitter.com/JKRmHFTydwREAD MORE: High School Spring Sports Kick Off After Being Canceled Last Year During Pandemic's Start
— COJB Police (@JaxBeachPD) April 19, 2020
“It took him 48 seconds to go in that house and kill my cousin without him even acknowledging it,” said Dakota Haynes, Michael Coover’s Cousin. “So yeah I’d rather you be away for the rest of your life.”READ MORE: Pittsburgh-Area Caregivers Asking Lawmakers To Increase Minimum Wage End 48-Hour Fast
Mario Gatti, 31, is accused by police of killing 33-year-old Michael Coover Jr. Coover Jr. died of gunshot wounds on January 16 of this year in Arnold. Officials allege that Gatti shot Coover Jr. while he was cooking dinner.
The Jacksonville Beach Police Department said they discovered Gatti while patrolling the beach this morning.
Although he’s been arrested, Haynes says it hasn’t brought peace to those in the community.MORE NEWS: Westmoreland County Leaders Say They're Getting Less Vaccine Than Smaller Counties
“It’s very sad. My towns sad and there’s a lot of young kids out here who miss their dads,” she said.