Beaver County police investigate fatal shooting

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Police in Beaver County are searching for a teenager suspected of fatally shooting an Aliquippa man this afternoon.

Aliquippa police, who are working with Beaver County detectives, announced this afternoon that they were seeking 18-year-old Javon E. Clancy, of Aliquippa, in the shooting death of 25-year-old Marquay Riggins.

Aliquippa police said in a news release that they were called to the 300 block of Linmar Terrace about 12:50 p.m. and found Mr. Riggins "suffering from gunshot wounds to his body." Mr. Riggins, who was unresponsive when medics found him, died in the emergency room at Heritage Valley Beaver hospital moments after the shooting, said Beaver County coroner Teri Tatalovich-Rossi.

Police said they later learned that Mr. Riggins and Mr. Clancy had been fighting. When the fight appeared to have ended, Mr. Clancy "pulled out a handgun and shot [the] victim at close range before fleeing the area," they said. Police did not say why the men had been fighting and they could not immediately be reached for comment.

Police said they are considering Mr. Clancy "armed and dangerous" and are asking anyone with information to call the Aliquippa police at 724-375-6682 or Beaver County Detective Bureau at 724-773-8550.

Online court records show that Mr. Clancy was charged with attempted homicide in 2010, when he was 17, but prosecutors later decided not to pursue the charges.

Mr. Riggins had also been arrested several times. Online court records show that he was convicted of theft, drug possession and robbery in three separate incidents.

His cousin, Anita Kirkland, 49, of Aliquippa, described Mr. Riggins as a "sweet kid."

"He had his little downfalls," she said, "but it wasn't to where he was a menace to society."

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