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Suspect in Shooting Death of Pregnant Mother Arrested in Turtle Creek

Marlin Kelly is one of two men arrested Wednesday in the Sunday slaying of an Ambridge woman on Sunday.

The U.S. Marshal's Task Force arrested Marlin Kelly, 27, in the 500 block of Larimer Avenue in Turtle Creek on Wednesday morning in connection with a double homicide in Ambridge on Sunday.

The task force, along with Ambridge police detectives apprehended Kelly and Tyrone Fuller, 31, both wanted in connection with the shooting death of Conekia "Coco" Finney, 19. Assisted by Monessen police, the task force apprehended Fuller at the residence of a female associate in the 200 block of Lenawee Avenue in Monessen.

Finney, the mother of one and 7 months pregnant with her second child, opened the door of her Ambridge home at around 8:25 p.m. Sunday and was met by two men in dark clothing with hoods concealing their faces, according to U.S. Marshal Steve Frank. He said he two suspects pulled out a gun and shot her at point-blank range in the left side of her chest, killing her and her unborn daughter.

The suspects then fled the scene and were the subject of a manhunt by law enforcement officers.

Ambridge Police identified Kelly and Fuller as suspects in the shooting during their initial investigation and requested assistance from the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force to locate and apprehend the suspects.

Ambridge police are treating the case as a double homicide because of her pregnancy and are continuing to investigate the circumstances behind the shooting.

“This is a textbook case of the success that can occur when law enforcement from the federal, state, and local levels work together,” Frank said.

Frank also expressed his appreciation for the joint effort of the members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force, which consists of officers from the Pennsylvania State Police, State Parole Board, Westmoreland County Sheriff Department, City of Pittsburgh Police and Deputy U.S. Marshals.

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