Arrest Made in Fatal Double Shooting; Second Suspect Sought

By Staff Reports | Posted in: Police News

One man has been arrested and another suspect is wanted in connection with a shooting in lower 10th Ward that left two people dead and another seriously wounded.

Miras M. Kelly II, 19, of McKeesport is charged with criminal homicide, burglary, robbery, conspiracy and aggravated assault in connection with the deaths of Melodie Robb, 52, and Kimberly Lesko, 55, said Allegheny County police Sgt. Scott Scherer in a prepared statement.

Also wanted in connection with the shooting is Kylee S. Lankford, 19, of Monroeville. Police said Lankford (shown below) is 5-feet-9 and weighs approximately 150 pounds, and is considered armed and dangerous.

Kelly has surrendered to police and is being held in the Allegheny County Jail pending a preliminary hearing, Scherer said.

Police said that just before 3:30 a.m. Sept. 1, someone broke into Robb's house in the 400 block of Gross Street and shot her; her sister, Lesko; and a 62-year-old man whose name has not been released.

The man, who was shot in the face, survived and is hospitalized. Lesko and Robb were pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Allegheny County Police Homicide Unit at (412) 473-3000. Callers may remain anonymous.

Originally published September 07, 2017.

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