A Pennsylvania man is accused of taking pictures lifeless his baby’s mom and her pregnant good friend on Saturday in what was described by police as a “brutal scene.”
Victims Tiara Rodriguez-Diaz, 20, and Kimberly Ortiz-Zayas, 21, who was 5 months pregnant, had been each allegedly killed by 23-year-old Mamadou Kallie, the Chester County District Legal professional and Valley Township police stated on Tuesday.
The double-murder occurred half-hour after police responded to a home dispute between Kallie and Rodriguez-Diaz, who was within the automobile with the her 22-month-old child she shared with him.
Rodriguez-Diaz was discovered later that evening in her automobile with a number of gunshot wounds and pronounced lifeless on the hospital. Her good friend, Ortiz-Zayas, was discovered on the facet of the highway after officers adopted a path of blood from the automobile, authorities stated.
She was pronounced lifeless on the scene and police later realized she was pregnant.
Tiara Rodriguez-Diaz was discovered later that evening in her automobile with a number of gunshot wounds and pronounced lifeless on the hospital.Tiara Rodriguez/Fb
“Valley (Township) skilled a horrific double homicide on a vacation weekend when household and mates had been speculated to get pleasure from summer season’s unofficial begin. As an alternative, two younger girls and an unborn baby are lifeless,” Valley Township Police Chief Glenn Eckman stated in a press release.
“It was a brutal scene for regulation enforcement to course of, however I thank all our companions for his or her collaboration find and arresting the defendant,” stated Eckman.
Lacking from the automobile when police arrived was Rodriguez-Diaz’s and Kallie’s baby, although the kid was later discovered with members of the family of Kallie, authorities stated.
Following the taking pictures, Kallie, who was driving a black Ford Edge, carjacked a black Infiniti from an individual he knew at gunpoint, prosecutors alleged. At first he pressured the driving force to take him to Philadelphia earlier than kicking him out of the automobile, authorities stated.
That sufferer flagged down one other driver after which known as police, setting off a police pursuit for Kallie that ended with him surrendering, however not earlier than he put a gun to himself, prosecutors stated.
Kimberly Ortiz-Zayas was discovered on the facet of the highway after officers adopted a path of blood from the automobile, authorities stated.Kimberly Ortiz/Fb
“The mindless and tragic murders of two girls and an unborn baby are outrageous. Home violence continues to plague our communities and houses, and its ripple impact has life-altering penalties for too many individuals,” District Legal professional Deb Ryan stated in a press release. “We’ll do every thing in our energy to carry Mamadou Kallie accountable for these premeditated, intentional, and cold-blooded murders.”
Earlier than Kallie allegedly shot each girls, Coatesville police responded to a home incident between Rodriguez-Diaz and Kallie whereas they had been visiting mates.
From her automobile, Rodriguez-Diaz instructed officers every thing was high quality, although Kallie, who was driving the black Ford, turned agitated whereas she was questioned, police stated. Ultimately the police cleared the scene as soon as she drove off, authorities stated.
Kallie faces two first-degree homicide fees, the homicide of an unborn baby, and different fees associated to the aftermath of the shootings.