• 19-year-old Ambridge mother-to-be shot to death


    AMBRIDGE, Pa. - Police said a 19-year-old woman two months away from becoming a mother was shot to death in Ambridge Sunday night.

    Investigators said the shooting happened just before 9 p.m. at a home on Merchant Street.

    The Beaver County coroner has identified the woman as 19-year-old Conekeia Finney.

    “She opened up the door and she was shot. There wasn’t even a knock at the door,” Ambridge Police Sgt. James Mann said.

    An autopsy was scheduled later Monday, though investigators expect it will confirm she died of the gunshot wound to her chest. The woman was about seven months pregnant and her unborn child died as well.

    “I was going to have a new granddaughter,” Finney’s mother, Elaine Finney, said. “I just feel really bad that my baby is gone. She was a good child. I’m a good mother and there’s no reason those people should have taken my baby.”

    Sgt. James Mann, the acting police chief in the community, said Finney was shot immediately upon opening the door of the apartment where she lived with her boyfriend.

    Authorities said Finney’s boyfriend and his brother were at the apartment at the time of the shooting, but neither were injured.

    Police haven't speculated as to a motive or named any suspects, saying two men wearing hoods approached her when one of them fired.

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