Police catch suspect wanted for fatal shooting couple in Lawrence Co.
Pennsylvania State Police have captured a suspect accused in a Lawrence County shooting death.
According to the release, on Saturday State Police in Lawrence County arrested 28-year-old Yohance Mercer-Huffman during a traffic stop along Route 422 in Union Township.
The shooting happened on September 30, 2023, around 3:17 a.m. along River Road near Butler Avenue in Perry Township. First responders found Julie Wegmiller, 39, was found inside a Toyota pickup truck that was partially over the hillside. Edwin Wegmiller, 40, was found outside of the truck further down the hill.
Julie Wegmiller died at the scene while her husband was flown to a hospital in critical condition.
Criminal charges including criminal homicide, criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure and other gun charges were filed Friday against Mercer-Huffman.