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Police Arrest Second Suspect In Pharmacy Robbery, Murder

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Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the murder of a Delaware County Rite Aid pharmacy manager and a former Navy veteran on Thursday night.

Rita Pultro, 23, now faces murder charges. Pultro was arrested in Philadelphia Sunday.

On Saturday, David Wiggins, 24, was arrested on charges of first-, second- and third-degree murder for the shooting death of 40-year-old Rite Aid worker, Jason McClay, of Broomall, on Thursday night.

"This crime is particularly heinous and brutal," Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said.

Delaware County authorities say they had images and information on the shooter within four hours of the incident, and they worked with investigators in Philadelphia to locate Wiggins at a house.

They say he tried to escape through a back door once officers arrived to take him in.

"Once he knew the presence of police, then he tried to leave his area," Whelan said.

Investigators say Wiggins and a female complies tried to rob McClay minutes before he was closing up for the night. A scuffle ensued, and McClay was shot in the head.

Authorities said other customers in the store during the shooting rushed out and called police.

Now, police need the public's help identify the woman seen on store surveillance video so justice can be fully served.

"We believe there's people out there that can look at what we have to date and give us an idea of who they believe that is. Somebody knows her," Whelan said.

Chester Police have thanked the public for numerous tip calls that lead to the quick arrests of these two suspects.

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