Teen pleads guilty to fatally shooting former Sto-Rox football player


MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. - A Coraopolis teenager pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter for the shooting death of a former Sto-Rox High School football player.

Destiny Brown, 18, faces up to 20 years in prison for the May 24, 2012 death of Marshawn Ptomey, 19, of McKees Rocks. She will remain in the Allegheny County Jail until Judge Jeffrey A. Manning sentences her on Sept. 9.

McKees Rocks Police found Ptomey in “grave condition” with a single gunshot wound to the head on Russellwood Avenue and he died at Allegheny General Hospital three days later, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police said Ptomey was arguing with Brown's friend, Tyler Mayhugh, and during the scuffle Brown pulled a .32-caliber pistol from her purse and fired twice in Ptomey's direction.

When police went to Brown's apartment in Coraopolis, she refused to answer and detectives entered by force and found her flushing heroin down the toilet.

Inside the apartment police found more heroin and multiple .32-caliber pistol rounds. Brown told detectives that Mayhugh and Ptomey fought because Ptomey pushed Brown to the ground.

After Ptomey was shot, police said Brown and Mayhugh ran to Brown's mother's house on Benwood Avenue in McKees Rocks, where Brown changed her clothes and threw the clothing she wore during the shooting in a Dumpster. Brown then ran to the riverfront in Stowe Township and threw the gun into the Ohio River.

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