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Florida Police Arrest Suspect In Westmoreland County Homicide After Months-Long Search

JACKSONVILLE, Fl./ARNOLD, Pa. (KDKA) -- Police in Jacksonville, Florida have arrested the suspect connected to a homicide case in Westmoreland County.

"It took him 48 seconds to go in that house and kill my cousin without him even acknowledging it," said Dakota Haynes, Michael Coover's Cousin. "So yeah I'd rather you be away for the rest of your life."

Mario Gatti, 31, is accused by police of killing 33-year-old Michael Coover Jr. Coover Jr. died of gunshot wounds on January 16 of this year in Arnold. Officials allege that Gatti shot Coover Jr. while he was cooking dinner.

The Jacksonville Beach Police Department said they discovered Gatti while patrolling the beach this morning.

Although he's been arrested, Haynes says it hasn't brought peace to those in the community.

"It's very sad. My towns sad and there's a lot of young kids out here who miss their dads," she said.

(Photo Credit: COJB Police Twitter)
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