Both suspects wanted in weekend homicide turn themselves into police

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ERIE, Pa. — Two men wanted in connection with a weekend homicide turned themselves into police Tuesday.

Merle A. Page Jr., 26, who is charged with criminal homicide, turned himself into police Tuesday afternoon just hours after Shawnquel M. Pennamon, 25, who is charged with hindering apprehension, turned himself in.

Page is accused of shooting and killing Marcell Flemings, 26, early Sunday morning at the Shell gas station at East Sixth and Parade streets, according to police. Along with the charge of criminal homicide, Page is also charged with aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person, possessing an instrument of crime and firearms not to be carried without a license on a warrant.

Police said Pennamon was the driver of the getaway car that Page and another unidentified man left the scene in, according to the criminal complaint. Charges against Pennamon include hindering apprehension and tampering with physical evidence in the shooting. Pennamon is in the Erie County Prison on $100,000 bond. 

Page is being held in the Erie County Prison without bond. 

Erie police Chief Don Dacus said witnesses were not cooperating with the investigation, but video from the gas station helped identify Pennamon and Page.

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