September 23, 2013 Police have arrested and charged the female suspect in the shooting death of Rite Aid manager Jason McClay in Chester, Delaware County. Police say 23-year-old Rita Pultro was taken into custody Sunday afternoon."She was arrested around 12:30 somewhere in the 15th district. She did try to flee, ran into a house and was apprehended," said Commissioner Joseph Bail, Chester Police. Pultro was the second suspect arrested in the death of Jason McClay.
The first suspect was arrested; David Wiggins of the Grey’s Ferry section of Philadelphia, Saturday September 21, 2013 after his photograph and that of his partner were shown by local news media. David Wiggins states in the affidavit of probable cause that “he was wrestling with the victim when Rita Pultro shot the victim during the attempted robbery. Pultro was arrested Sunday after 1 p.m. as she was sitting on the front porch of 1300 Harrison Street, Philadelphia.
Delaware County District Attorney Whelan stated on Sunday at a news conference “We believe we have the shooter” and that the case is not closed.
Sunday night Pultro was arraigned via video by Magisterial District Judge Walter Strohl on numerous charges which include first, second and third degree murder. Also she was charged with attempted robbery, firearms carried without a license, recklessly endangering another person and criminal conspiracy. Pultro did not address the judge or ask any questions.
The victim, 40 year old Jason McClay was from Broomall Delaware County, had worked for Rite Aid for about a year. Rite Aid issued a statement that said in part:” Today we are grieving the loss of a member of our Rite Aid family who was tragically killed last night in this location. We're working closely with authorities regarding this matter.” Mr. McClay was also a Haverford High School graduate, had served in the Navy and was a father to his son whom he lived with in Broomall PA
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