YOUNGSTOWN Body found in river


Two teen-agers are in custody after the killing.
By JoANNE VIVIANO
VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER
YOUNGSTOWN -- City police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old man whose body was found in the Mahoning River.
Police said the teen was shot at about 2:30 a.m. today at an apartment at 155 W. Boston Ave. on the city's South Side.
Two teen-age boys, ages 16 and 17, are in custody.
It is the third homicide in the city in a week.
What happened: Witnesses told police the teen was shot in the head by the 16-year-old suspect after an argument about a wrestling incident.
According to police reports, the body was dragged out of the apartment using garbage bags. The body was then placed in a car and later dumped into the river.
The body was found face-down in the river in Lowellville.
The two were arrested by Struthers police where officers found the car on Bridge Street.
Evidence: At the apartment, city police found blood in the driveway leading to the front door and steps of the apartment, police reports show. Inside, they found a pool of blood in the living room, two live shells, spent shell casings and a .22-caliber rifle on the couch.
The victim and suspects are not residents of the apartment but were visiting two teens who live there, police reports show.

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