LIBERTY - Police named five suspects in a November double homicide, and already made two arrests.
They are asking for the public's help in tracking down the remaining three suspects, according to Liberty police Chief Richard Tisone, who spoke at a news conference Wednesday morning.
Each suspect faces warrants for two aggravated murder charges in the shooting deaths of Wilneice Green, 28, and her daughter Ja'Brayasia Green, 13, at their Northgate Drive home.
People are not to approach the suspects, who are believed to be armed and at-large in Youngstown.
''These people are very dangerous,'' Tisone said.
Tisone said Melvin L. Turner, 36, fled to Baltimore, where he has family. Turner was arrested there for unrelated charges and Tisone said the Trumbull County Prosecutor's Office is handling extradition proceedings. The prosecutor's office did not return a call seeking comment Wednesday.
James M. Christian, 20, also is in custody.
Police issued warrants for Marquese J. Floyd, 25, of 1766 Atkinson, Youngstown; Denise L. Jackson, 25, formerly of 4 Trumbull Court Apt. 3, Youngstown; and Appollonia E. Baker, 25, of 545 Miller St., Youngstown.
Tisone was reluctant to discuss a motive in the murder but said it appears the victims were not the intended targets. The chief declined to name who investigators think are the targets.
Tameka Green, the sister and aunt of the victims, did not know until mid-afternoon Wednesday that police had made some arrests and had other suspects.
''I'm ecstatic,'' Green said.
She said she was at a loss for words but she thanked the police for the job they had done.
''The reality hasn't set in yet,'' Green said.
Green is caring for her sister's surviving children, who are still sorting through the shooting emotionally, she said.
''They're stressed and confused. Our life took a very big turn,'' Green said.
Green said she was ''mentally and emotionally stressed.''
In addition to the aggravated murder charges, Tisone said additional charges and suspects could be pending. The chief said the police are working to get arrest warrants on charges of perjury, obstructing official business and tampering with evidence.
Tisone, who said the Mahoning Valley Violent Crime Task Force was scouring the region looking for the remaining suspects, attributed the charges to ''hard-nosed detective work.''
''Our detective bureau worked days, nights and weekends,'' he said.
After a 911 call from a 12-year-old boy alerted police to the shootings, officers found Wilneice Green's body in a bedroom with two of her smaller children. She had been shot in the side.
Her daughter's body was found lying in the kitchen. She had been shot in the stomach, according to the caller.
The boy did not know who the shooter was.
Reporter Joe Gorman contributed to this report.