Dana Penny / photo submitted by Pennsylvania State Police

Two armed men dressed in D.E.A. shirts invaded an Aliquippa home early today. The encounter left one of the men dead and another man with gunshot wounds.

Aliquippa Police Chief Robert Sealock told BeaverCountian.com he turned the case over to the Pennsylvania State Police immediately after receiving the call.

“I ordered my men to secure the crime scene and contact the Pennsylvania State Police,” Sealock said. “It is now the policy of my department to contact them on major investigations.”

State police spent the day investigating the home invasion with a team of approximately 18 troopers and assets that included a police helicopter. The day ended with a warrant for a man’s arrest on charges including criminal homicide.

According to a report by state police, it was shortly after 1:00 a.m. on the 100 block of Third Ave. in Aliquippa when a 35-year-old woman was sitting on her porch waiting for an Uber to come pick her up. Two men approached her wearing D.E.A. shirts and yelling “D.E.A. surveillance” — the woman identified one of the men as 36-year-old Dana Penny.

Police allege the two men forced the woman into the home, holding a gun up to her head. There were three children and another adult in the house, the woman began shouting for help.

State police have recovered security camera footage from another house on the street which allegedly shows Penny (armed with a gun) and his unidentified partner entering the home.

Police say the two men were attempting to pull the woman back out of the home as she yelled when a man who lives next door, Anthony Farley, came over to the house. Farley was shot and returned fire, killing an unidentified suspect.

Dana Penny pulled his accomplice out to the front porch of the home and then ran from the property, according to the report.

Anthony Farley was flown to Pittsburgh for surgery and police say he is expected to recover. Police say no one else from the home suffered injuries.

Court dockets show Pennsylvania State Police charged Dana Penny with multiple felonies and misdemeanors including criminal homicide, attempted homicide, burglary, aggravated assault, person (felon) not to be in possession of a firearm, criminal trespass, unlawful restraint, and simple assault. He also faces multiple charges of conspiracy.

The state Attorney General’s Office already had an outstanding arrest warrant on felony drug charges for Penny since a June 19 raid on an Aliquippa home conducted by the Bureau of Narcotics Investigation. Aliquippa police said authorities seized illegal narcotics – largely heroin – with an estimated street value of $30,000.

Aliquippa Police Chief Robert Sealock told BeaverCountian.com that “this was a targeted crime,” although declined to identify a specific motive. Sealock warned that police believe Dana Penny is armed and extremely dangerous. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is being asked to call state police at 724-773-7400.

State Police Trooper James Long provided this publication with the following photograph of Dana Penny:

John Paul
John Paul is the founder of the Beaver Countian. He reports full-time for the site, specializing in investigative journalism with an emphasis on public corruption.

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Icanread
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Icanread

Scary. Let’s see how fast this one is solved.

Rick
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Rick

It sounds like it’s solved. They just gotta find the other guy.

Disgusted
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Disgusted

Real f’n nice. Turned over to the state police already. Why wasn’t Racheal’s case???? If the county, state, and feds can’t smell a coverup with her case, then idk what the hell you’d call it. Cmon… where’s the justice for Rachael???

jemma
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jemma

U would think because the food chief Robert Sealock was not the chief. We all want Justice for Rachel. This is so very sad. We are understaffed give the police a break. There are still good cops out there

Disgusted
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Disgusted

@jemma… Sealock had the opportunity to turn her case over to the state, but instead opted for the county clowns instead. He needs to grow a set and quit following direction from his band of puppeteers

Honey
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Honey

Where 🤷🏽‍♀️👀

Disgruntled
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Disgruntled

Disgusted, I think you’re being too tough on Sealock. He didn’t choose to turn the case over to anyone. Lozier is the one that decided to keep the DelTondo case with the County dicks.

Disgusted
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Disgusted

@disgruntled….well why did Perciavalle have the authority to state he was turning the case over to the state, but not Sealock? The difference….. Sealock caved to Lozier

Disgruntled
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Disgruntled

I don’t remember ever reading that either of them were going to give the case to the PSP. I don’t know that they even have the authority to do that. I thought I read that both said they would remove APD from the investigation, that’s not the same as giving it to the PSP. Lozier would make that decision. I could be wrong, but I don’t think I am.

Disgusted
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Disgusted

@disgruntled… in the end, right is right, and wrong is wrong, and you can’t tell me that Sealock didn’t know that the county detectives handling this was the wrong choice. Granted, he was handed a mess when he took over, but if you wanna right the wrong doings set forth before you, you have to make a stand, and given the track record of the County Detectives, he knew this case was going nowhere fast with them. I just pity all involved on their judgement day, like I said, right is right, but it’s easier to turn a blind eye for now and cave in to the corruption…To Rachael’s family… try to find peace for now, knowing that all involved in the coverup will answer to a higher power in the end, much higher than the Beaver County officials that have botched this up from day one. Everyone has a judgement day. (No matter how many visits to the confessional) They will meet their fate,all of them🙏🏻 God Bless you all, and you are in our prayers.

BCShitHole
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BCShitHole

If I remember right, the first thing Chief Sealock said when appointed acting Chief was that he would turn over the case to PSP. So when it didn’t happen that tells you that someone higher up stopped it, if as stated “he needs to grow a pair” they would just find a way to fire his or he would just happen to have a deadly accident.

Disgruntled
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Disgruntled

BCShitHole, that’s not actually what Sealock said. He said he would take APD off the case, he didn’t say he was giving it to the PSP or anyone else for that matter. Now I do agree with you that someone at a higher level kept it in the friendly confines of Beaver County authority (Lozier), but not as an override of Sealock. At this point, they would need to beg another agency to take of the DelTondo case. They made such a mess of it that I’m sure no one is really wanting to try to salvage the case.

https://beavercountian.com/content/daily/acting-police-chief-sealock-removing-aliquippa-from-deltondo-homicide-investigation

Watcher
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Watcher

The DelTondo case was handled differently because someone different was in charge. Kudos to Chief Sealock.

Disgusted
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Disgusted

Understaffed you say? Underfunded too?? Well all the more reason they should’ve turned her case over. But no, they gave it to the county clowns instead. Too much to hide, and too many scumbags to protect.

jemma
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jemma

I wasn’t aware that the county still had it. That’s not good at all.Rhis is a shame the investigation is taking so long. I do think that Rob is trying his best.

Jackson4570
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Jackson4570

Just hope the police don’t shoot the other suspect. We don’t need our roads blocked with protestors.

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

@Mr Jackson
For one let us just hope this wanted scoundrel who will mosy likely still be armed, does not give law enforcement any reason to shoot him! Second, remember all of the woods that surround all of Aliquippa. You may have a little trouble getting your Mancini bread and or playing your lottery numbers in Sheffield, but there are more big redneck trucks than you can shake a stick at in these outlining areas that will most likely not be deterred by any goofy protesters who wrongheadedly are out protesting a justified shooting of a dindu wanted for home invasion. Just sayin!…#obeypolicecommands

Jackson4570
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Jackson4570

Could we still face protests from the “community” due to the fact that these criminals were shot and not taken by non lethal force by the home owner ??????? Will we see their mothers on the podium at the 2020 Democratic convention along with our up and coming political superstar mayor.

Mungo Jerry
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Mungo Jerry

Well if Mungo understands the question? I’m sure if the homeowner is White, then yes protests are a possiblity, but conversely if the homeowner is of the same race as the home invaders than probably NOT so much! And before anyone starts yelling rayciss please take a moment to go over to the website heyjackass.com Chicago and see all of the black on black crime statistics and the glaring lack….of concern on the subject. For the 2nd part of your question….NO….the mayor in Mungo’s humble opinion will need to get the Warden’s approval before he is allowed to adderess his peoples! This of course will only happen if he is found guilty of any crimes that the Pennsylvania State Police turn up after securing evidence during their raid at the City building.

Accordingtome
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Accordingtome

Aliquippa PD and a justified shooting???? In the same sentence??

My side hurts from laughing because that’s a funny concept since historically those two things are mutually exclusive.

Thanks for the laugh, Mungo, you made my night!

Fedupwithpinkpeople
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Fedupwithpinkpeople

And what exactly are you saying

U R a Joke
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U R a Joke

De Wannnnnnn where is your big mouth now? Why aren’t you inviting your protesters to come to “your city”. You know why, no white police officer to bash.

Society Is In Trouble
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Society Is In Trouble

U R a Joke, you are spot on ! Mayor McCheese (Dewan) is not inviting protesters because he knew he messed up, he messed up as about as much as he messed up when he trusted the fat rat in the white shirt, married to mama june in their nice double wide. And the super nice cabin in the mountains where rumor has it Lozier and a detective had a secret meeting ? To discuss ? what ? lets try to get the right DJ on the bench and nothing will happen to you ! But the fat rat in white has enough of the bilked money from Aliquippa through the years he will be fine. Plus he does not have to worry about little donnies girly, she got the hook up. Come on Mayor McCheese lets get some protests going about this horrible crime committed on da hill

ricimer
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ricimer

There hoping The DelTondo murder will just go away. Time goes by. How many people in BC have been victimized by these crazy bastards. Look at your sons and daughters your parents you . It may be your turn next. Tragic what just happened in Aliquippa this morning. But Beaver County is one big tragedy thanks to the leadership skills of the peopleple in that courthouse.