Police arrest 15-year-old suspect in Pontiac double murder

22-year-old already in police custody

PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Oakland County Sheriff's Department says a second suspect has been taken into custody in connection with a double murder that occurred in the city on Friday night.

The suspect has been identified as Semaj Moran. Police say he is 15-years-old and has two prior convictions for larceny, one when he was 13 and the other when he was 14.

Moran has been charged with 2 counts of First Degree Murder, 2 counts of Felony Murder and 4 counts of the Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Felony.

Deputies say the Moran was taken into custody Sunday night. Investigators say he is believed to be the actual shooter in the murders of Loretta Fournier and Luann Robinson.

The women's bodies were found in their home in the 60th-block of Pingree Street around 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Moran's mother was also arrested Sunday night. She was taken into custody for probation violations related to a conviction for Home Invasion and for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

Arnold Howard, a 22-year-old Pontiac man who police say was the 15-year-old's accomplice, is also in police custody. He was arrested Saturday morning.

Howard has been charged with 1 count of Felony Murder and 1 count of Home Invasion in the First Degree.

Police say Howard has a prior criminal record, which includes convictions for Receiving Stolen Property, Felony Drug Charges and Fleeing and Eluding Police.

Both suspects were arraigned Monday afternoon.

Investigators say they both knew the victims and took a purse from the scene.

Police say the gun used in the murders has not been found. Detectives ask anyone with information on its current location to call (248) 858-5954.

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