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Old 01-26-2020, 04:36 PM
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Default WM, 22 shot to death during Washington Twp, PA Wendy's during negro robbery

State Police Identify Wendy's Worker Shot, Killed During Robbery
It happened at the Wendy's on Route 6 near Interstate 79 in Washington Township around 2:20 p.m. Saturday.

Updated: Sunday, January 26th 2020, 1:26 PM EST

Pennsylvania State Police have identified the worker killed in a shooting during a robbery at the Wendy's near Edinboro Saturday.

Alexander Cavanah, 22, of Edinboro, died
after being taken to UPMC Hamot.

Markese D. Lampley, 20, of Erie, has been charged with first and second degree murder, robbery, and fleeing and attempting to elude police. He also faces additional criminal charges and vehicle violations.

The robbery turned homicide happened at the Wendy's on Route 6 near Interstate 79 in Washington Township around 2:20 p.m.

Investigators said Lampley, who was earlier identified as a man wearing black clothes and a ski mask, came into the store and forced a female employee to the back of the restaurant where the vault is located.

During that time, Lampley shot Cavanah, according to State Police.

Lampley fled on a black and red Kawasaki motorcycle, which has since been seized as evidence, according to investigators.

State Police attempted to stop a black BMW, which troopers said was driven by Lampley, on Zuck Rd. in Millcreek Township shortly after 5 p.m. Lampley only stopped briefly for a passenger to get out of the vehicle, but he took off, troopers said. The person who got out was taken into custody at gunpoint.

The pursuit continued onto Interstate 90 west, and troopers set up tire deflation devices at mile marker 12. State Police said it punctured one of the tires and safely ended the pursuit. At that time, troopers identified the driver as Lampley, who had several outstanding warrants and was already a person of interest in the robbery turned homicide investigation, according to State Police.

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Offender Name:
Custody Status:
In Custody
African American
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Alexander D Cavanah

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