Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

3rd Suspect Sought in New Castle Slayings 19-Year-Old May Be in Detroit, Police Say

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

3rd Suspect Sought in New Castle Slayings 19-Year-Old May Be in Detroit, Police Say

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New Castle police have obtained an arrest warrant for a third suspect in the slaying this week of three people, including a 10-year-old girl.

Police are searching for Anthony Lavon Cooper Jr., 19, of Detroit. They charged him Friday with three counts of homicide and other offenses.

Police have two other people in custody in connection with the deaths of 10-year-old Amariah Emery, her mother, Nichole Pumphrey, 31, and Lawrence Cannon, 31.

Steven Procopio, 19, of New Wilmington, was charged Thursday with three counts of homicide in the shooting, which occurred sometime between 8 p.m. Monday and 6 a.m. Tuesday at Ms. Pumphrey's home at 819 W. North St., New Castle.

Officers also charged another Lawrence County resident, Jody Hammer, 41, of New Wilmington, with obstruction of justice in relation to the case. …

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