Woman: 2 men forced me into home, put gun to my head before fatal shooting

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — Police are searching for a man suspected in an Aliquippa double shooting early Wednesday morning that left one man dead and another wounded, authorities said.

The woman who lives at the Third Avenue home told police that she was sitting on her front porch smoking a cigarette after 1 a.m. when two men wearing DEA shirts approached her shouting "DEA surveillance, wiretap," according to the criminal complaint.

She identified one of them as Dana Penny, 36, who is now being sought by police in connection with the shooting.

“He is considered to be very dangerous, and considering there was a shooting here, you should suspect that he may be armed,” Pennsylvania State Police Trooper James Long said.

The woman said the men forced her into the house, where they attempted to handcuff her while holding a gun to her head. She began to scream for her mother, who was upstairs, according to the criminal complaint. There were also three children in the home at the time, although it's not clear where they were during the attack.

The woman's mother told police that when she came downstairs, one of the men was pointing a gun at her and told her to lie face down on the floor.

The woman said her brother, who lives next door, came through the front door and was shot by Penny's partner. She said her brother shot back, hitting the man, according to the criminal complaint.

She said Penny dragged his partner out to the front porch, where he was found by police no longer alive, before fleeing, according to the criminal complaint.

The brother was taken by helicopter to UPMC Mercy with multiple gunshot wounds. His condition was not immediately clear.

Penny was convicted of felony drug offenses in 2002 and 2014, according to the criminal complaint.

Penny is known to investigators and is on federal parole.

Last month, narcotics investigators with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office raided Penny's home on Irwin Street, where they found 135 Suboxone strips, heroin and cocaine. He's been on the run ever since, according to police.

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