NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Niagara Falls Police have made two arrests regarding a robbery and death of a man on Pine Avenue. Both were arraigned in court Thursday morning on multiple charges, including murder.
Shequan Herbert, 22, and Stephanie Raymond, 18, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Police say they two arrived on Pine Ave. and Herbert and an unnamed suspect had the intention of robbing two individuals. As they arrived, Herbert and that suspect could not get into the common hallway and began banging on the door when Jose Hewitt, the deceased, went to the door and yelled for the suspects.
The two forced the door and Herbert and the suspect began to assault Hewitt, hitting him on the head with what is to be believed to be a handgun.
Herbert and the suspect then went upstairs into an apartment where one of them put a gun to a victim's head and demanded him to empty his pockets. He turned over approximately $4,000 to one of the suspects who then fled to a vehicle waiting outside.
The friend of the robbery victim called 911 and reported the crime.
When officers arrived to the scene, they called for an ambulance to assist Hewitt, but he died before the ambulance arrived.
Herbert and the unnamed suspect are both charged with murder in the second degree and robbery in the first degree. Herbert was also charged with burglary in the first degree.
They are being held behind bars on $100,000 cash bail and are expected to be back in court on April 18.
Police say Herbert and Raymond are in a relationship.