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Suspects in Easter killing of Wilkinsburg teen in jail

A woman wanted for the deadly Easter Sunday shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Wilkinsburg is now in jail.

A woman wanted for the deadly Easter Sunday shooting of a 16-year-old boy in Wilkinsburg is currently held in jail.

Alicia Johnson surrendered herself on Wednesday night at Pittsburgh’s Zone 5 police station in Highland Park, as confirmed by the police on Friday.

Johnson and Kira Jackson, both 23 and from Pittsburgh, face charges of homicide in the killing of Kevin Wilson.

A witness in the case, who was not named, discovered that the women intended to shoot up the witness’s house on Hill Avenue on Sunday night, according to a complaint in the case.

Jackson, from the West End, and Johnson, from East Hills, arrived at the house around 10 p.m. Sunday accompanied by men armed with baseball bats, as stated in the complaint.

A scuffle occurred between the group and the witness’s cousin, as detailed in the complaint.

The witness informed the police that both women fired in the witness’s direction.

Police reported that a bullet hit Kevin in the chest. The teenager had been standing outside on Hill Avenue and was not involved in the fight, according to the police.

Kevin passed away shortly after at a hospital.

Jackson was also taken into custody on Wednesday.

Allegheny County Police have accused both women of criminal homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, and carrying a firearm without a license.

Both women are being held in the Allegheny County Jail without bail.

A preliminary hearing for them is set for April 19.

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