State and federal authorities have ended their search for two suspects in a deadly drive-by shooting that fatally shot a 13-year-old girl in the head in West Virginia a week ago.
The US Marshals Service announced on Wednesday that federal law enforcement had joined forces with the Bluefield Police Department in West Virginia, among others, in the search Nicholas Brooks43 and Isis Wallace22. The search ended around 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening at a hotel in Dover, Delawarethe Dover Police Department announced on Thursday.
Dover Police said the arrests of Brooks and Wallace came after authorities acted on information they were staying at the Mainstay Suites.
“Officers from the Dover Police Department and the USMS conducted surveillance of the hotel before executing a search warrant and taking both suspects into custody around 9pm. Both suspects surrendered without incident,” police said.
The suspects pictured above and below are accused of shooting the teenage victim in the head while targeting adults in a stopped vehicle. While the search was still active, the two women were believed to be armed and dangerous and “pose a significant threat to public safety.”
US Marshals said the suspects “fired multiple shots at a vehicle containing three people while seated at a red light near the intersection of US Route 460 and Cumberland Road in Bluefield on March 23.”
“The victim was found in the back seat with a gunshot wound to the head,” the alert said. “She was transported to the CAMC General in Charleston and later died from her injuries.”
Although the first-degree murder warrants were issued on March 24, the day after the fatal shooting, the suspects were not arrested for six days.
US Marshal for the Southern District of West Virginia Michael Baylos called in a Wednesday warning ahead of the arrests of the suspects, that the investigation had been “upgraded” to “big case” status. Baylous also said authorities are “each offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest of Nichole Brooks and Isis Wallace.”
“The sooner we take her into custody the better,” Baylous said.
Information on the whereabouts of the suspects – and Wednesday night’s arrests – soon followed.
Authorities believe the fatal shooting stemmed from an earlier domestic-related incident on Memorial Avenue in Bluefield, Lt. Kenny Adams said acc The Register Herald.
Brooks and Wallace remain being held at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in Delaware before their expected extradition to West Virginia, where they will face murder charges.
Alberto Luperon contributed to this report.
[Images via Dover Police Department, U.S. Marshals]
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