Police in Bucks County have captured two men who allegedly lured a man – a witness to a shooting - from his home in Warminster Heights with the intent to kill him.
Francisco Luis Valentin and Quameir Davae Quay Willis, both 21, are being held without bail today on charges of attempted homicide and related counts in connection with the March 27 incident.
Investigators found Valentin yesterday hiding in an apartment in the 900 block of Bristol Pike in Bensalem. Police also recovered a firearm there. Willis surrendered to Warminster police later last night, police said.
According to Warminster Township Police Chief James Donnelly and court papers, Willis coaxed the man – who had witnessed a shooting in Philadelphia – from his Yeates Street house late Thursday night. As they walked down Jamison Street, with Valentin following, the victim said he heard Valentin on a cell phone saying, “We got him by his self. Hurry and come. Let’s kill this n---.” The man then dashed back to the Yeates Street home. Willis and Valentin ran to an idling parked car. Minutes later, the pair pulled up to the man’s home and yelled, “We coming back.” The victim later reported that he thought Willis and Valentin had paid him a visit because they were friends of the convicted shooter in the Philadelphia incident.
Chief Donnelly said that witness-intimidation charges were being considered against both men in Thursday's incident.
According to court records, Valentin twice pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in 2011, once in Franklin County and another time in Philadelphia. That same year, a charge of attempted murder against him was dropped in Philadelphia. Willis was previously charged with witness intimidation in a 2012 incident in Bucks County. The charge was later dropped.