Detroit murder suspect arrested in Mercer County

The suspect is accused of killing someone outside of a funeral home in Detroit

Perez Smith was arrested and booked into the Mercer County Sunday
FARRELL: Arrested Dec. 9 - Perez Smith, Jr., 28, charged with murder (Photo courtesy of KDKA)


FARRELL, Pa. (WKBN) – Police in Mercer County arrested a murder suspect from Detroit over the weekend.

Farrell police and the Mercer County CIRT (Critical Incident Response Team) blocked off a section of Roemer Boulevard and surrounded a building Saturday afternoon.

It’s believed they were looking for 28-year-old Perez Smith, Jr. Reports say Smith might have been trying to hide out with relatives in Farrell.

Smith was arrested and booked into the Mercer County Jail Sunday, but the circumstances of his arrest have not yet been released.

Smith is accused of killing someone outside of a funeral home last week in Detroit. According to WKBN’s CBS affiliate in Detroit, a 24-year-old man was walking into a funeral home in Detroit when Smith took out a weapon and shot him in the chest. Smith then fled the scene in a red vehicle.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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