2 arrested in Newark fatal shooting

NEWARK, Del. - December 28, 2011

The first suspect has been identified as Paul Lacombe, a 20-year-old male who resides in the 2100 block of North 8th Street in Philadelphia. He was arrested today in Delaware. Lacombe has been charged with the murder of Michael Thomas, who was slain on December 26, 2011 in the Harbor Club Apartment complex.

The second suspect, identified as Elijah Pressley, a 24-year-old male who resides in the unit block of Martin Drive in Newark, was also arrested in connection with this investigation.

The investigation has revealed the suspects conspired to rob the victims.

Lacombe is accused of shooting the victims during the robbery attempt.

Lacombe has been charged with the following: murder in the first degree, attempted murder in the first degree, attempted robbery in the first degree (two counts), possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (two counts) and conspiracy in the second degree. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute without bail.

Pressley, has been charged with the following: attempted robbery in the first degree (two counts), possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony (two counts) and conspiracy in the second degree. He was arraigned and committed to the Howard Young Correctional Institute after failing to post $102,000 cash bail.

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