Two arrested in fatal Millcreek shooting

Two people have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting Monday morning in Millcreek.

Derek Little, 35, is being held on accusations of murder, obstruction of justice, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person. Tryana Scaramella, 27, was arrested on suspicion of obstruction of justice.

Unified Police were called Monday to an apartment at 229 E. Hill Ave. where officers found the victim, Tevita Laloni, 32, on the sidewalk. Laloni was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police obtained video showing Little pulling Laloni out of the apartment and leaving the scene before police arrived, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Little told police he was alone in a bedroom of the apartment with Laloni. According to Little, Laloni was holding a 9 mm handgun that he handed to Little when the gun went off and Laloni was shot.

Little said he took Laloni outside “in an attempt to get him help” but “did not want his son to see both parents get arrested, so he left the scene and took his son to a friend’s house,” according to the affidavit.

Police did not find a gun at the scene. “Little stated he did not know where the gun was taken, nor the identity of a third male that was on scene and is believed to have taken the gun,” the affidavit states.

After getting a warrant, detectives found a rifle, shotgun, loaded 9 mm magazine, spent 9 mm cartridge, hundreds of unfired rounds and drug paraphernalia that tested positive for methamphetamine in the apartment. Little is a convicted felon and is restricted from having firearms, according to the affidavit.

Scaramella reportedly called 911 about the shooting but said she did not know the victim, who had shot him and said “that he had just collapsed outside,” the affidavit states.

“Scaramella later admitted to detectives that the deceased male was in her apartment, that she had been a part of the moving of the body, and that she had the other male that she lives with leave the scene, providing the keys for the vehicle he used," according to the affidavit.