FARRELL, Pa. (WKBN) – Two suspects have been arrested and two to three more arrests may be coming after what Mercer County District Attorney Peter Acker calls a conspired fatal shooting of a Farrell man on Friday night.
JB Brown, 39, died at Sharon Regional Medical Center due to a gunshot wound, according to the Mercer County coroner.
The scene was along Wallis Avenue near French Street in Farrell.
Da’Ryan Allen, 19, is charged with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure, two counts of recklessly endangering another person and tampering with evidence.
Acker said police believe Allen was the shooter Friday night and also found a bullet hole in a room of Brown’s apartment that a small child was in.
The mother of Brown’s child also faces charges for the homicide. Marcedes McKelvey, 24, is charged with murder, conspiracy solicitation of murder, conspiracy of murder and endangering the welfare of children.
McKelvey was arrested around 5 p.m. Saturday. Acker says police believe McKelvey set up the shooting of Brown. He said she also put her small child in danger by ordering a hit on Brown while the child was still in the apartment.
Acker says the investigation is still ongoing and expects there to be two to three more arrests this week. He also notes all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Acker also told First News the child is now in the custody of a trusted adult.
Acker also released this statement about police involvement in the case:
“The efforts of Farrell PD in this investigation, led by Detective Joey Brant, and assisted by several other FPD officers, must be commended. Several of them, including Detective Brant, worked all night Friday into Saturday and through Saturday afternoon without sleep. They did an excellent job in their investigation. They were assisted by District Attorney Pete Acker and Chief County Detective Tony Settle in various aspects of the investigation.”
Bond was revoked for both McKelvey and Allen due to charges. They are both due back in court on September 19.
Gerry Ricciutti contributed to this report.