Police say Windber man shot, killed woman who lived with him

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A 23-year-old woman was shot and killed Saturday night by the father of her infant, according to police.

State police at Somerset said Caressa Kovalcik of Windber died at about 6:50 p.m. She was shot inside the apartment she shared with her 11-month-old son and the child's father, Denver Blough, 25.

State police said Mr. Blough was charged with criminal homicide, attempted criminal homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault, and three counts of recklessly endangering another person. He is in the Somerset County Jail. No bond was set.

The investigation is being handled by the state police as well as Windber Borough Police.


Karen Kane: kkane@post-gazette.com.


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