After an almost two-day search, police have located, arrested and charged a Verona man for the death of an East Hills mother of six.
Markese Reese has been charged with the Nov. 9 homicide of Marqua Wilson who was found shot to death in her Wilner Drive home. She and Reese had allegedly been arguing.
After multiple attempts to find Reese, who was a suspect of interest from the beginning after he was identified as being the male who was seen running from the scene, he was taken into custody on Nov. 10, at approximately 7:20 p.m., at a Penn Hills home in the 8000 block of Chaske Street.
The search for Reese had previously led them to another Penn Hills home and a North Versailles hotel.
Reese was the father of one of Wilson’s children. Complete details of the incident are still unknown.
Wilson is the second mother of six children to be shot and killed this year.
Many shared Reese’s photo on Facebook. Wynona Hawkins Harper of Mothers with a Voice and Jamar Place of Peace, who also tragically lost her son in 2013, shared the photo and commented, “They need your help to get him off the street in getting the help that he needs in the Allegheny County Jail for he has destroyed a whole family and six children that he took their mother.” She went on to write, “This is the most ignorant thing you can ever imagine as a man killing his girlfriend and I pray to God that they catch him today for the community is in danger I feel sorry for us because no one wins do you understand deep please share let’s work together and get him off the street.”
This is just one of two city homicides that has taken place within two days, leaving multiple children without a parent and no arrest, as of yet.
On Nov. 8, just before 5 a.m., Zone 2 officers found a 43-year-old music producer dead in the Hill District while responding to a disturbance call.
The body of Mark Green was found in his home in the 200 block of Devilliers Street in the Hill District. According to a release from Pittsburgh Public Safety Department Assistant Public Information Officer Emily Schaffer, he had received fatal injuries during a physical altercation that took place inside the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene and it was ruled a homicide.
Green was the father of 11 children, all age 5 and under, and the owner of Almighty Record Productions.
Anyone with information about this investigation, as well, is asked to call 9-1-1.
Also over the weekend, there was a double shooting in Homewood, on Race Street, on Nov. 7; a stabbing on Nov. 7 on Climax Street in Allentown; and a stabbing outside of a Homewood bar, on Frankstown Avenue.