18-year-old charged with killing teen ‘execution style’ in Ambridge

Officials announced an arrest in the murder of a Beaver County teen shot over the weekend.

Several members of Asaun Moreland’s family tearfully sat in on the district attorney and Ambridge police chief’s news conference, when they announced that Nasean Hunt, 18, was charged in the 15-year-old’s death.

Moreland was found unresponsive in the middle of Church Street on Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

One shooter is still on the loose.

“The two individuals were wearing dark hoodies face masks and dark pants. They were following Mr. Moreland through Ambridge. He was clearly aware he was being followed. He attempted to evade and run toward the end, and the other individuals caught up to him,” DA David Lozier said.

Police say Hunt and the other man shot Asaun four times and killed him execution style.

If it weren’t for the help of the community, investigators say they may have not caught Hunt so quickly.

“The citizens that risked their own safety tracking these guys as they ran throughout our community. This wasn’t just one block. The citizens went above and beyond to track these people, eight to ten blocks, and pointed out cameras for us and the exact paths they took,” Ambridge Police Chief John DeLuca said.

SWAT officers eventually found Hunt inside his apartment on Olive Lane.

When Channel 11 went to the apartment, crews were making repairs and replacing the front door.

We spoke to the landlord over the phone, who told us he’s saddened for the community of Ambridge.

“These situations that we are having in communities all over the county, of juveniles being out of control…this is what it takes… for citizens to step up and for people to talk. That’s how we solve crimes like this,” Chief DeLuca said.

Dahvea Sparrow, 15, was killed on Main Street in Aliquippa just 19 hours earlier. Police are still investigating whether the two shootings are connected.

Editor’s note: Asaun Moreland’s age has been corrected. His family originally told Channel 11 he was 14 but now say he was 15.

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