Police investigate fatal shooting of man
By WILLIAM K. ALCORN
VINDICATOR STAFF WRITER
CAMPBELL -- The gunshot that killed Shawn L. Woodall, 28, of West Chalmers Avenue, Youngstown, was among several heard by residents early Friday in the area of the 100 block of Lettie Avenue, near Freedom Avenue.
Mahoning County Coroner David M. Kennedy ruled Woodall's death a homicide. Coroner's investigator Frank DeMain Jr. said Woodall was shot once in the chest. The official cause of death will come when the results of an autopsy performed Friday are known, officials said. They didn't say what he had been shot with.
After receiving reports from residents of multiple gunshots about 12:40 a.m., Campbell police found Woodall's body lying face down in the street with his head on the curb.
A police department spokesman said early Friday afternoon detectives were still trying to piece together what happened. At that point, police had no motive or suspects, the spokesman said.
Detective Sgt. Gus Nicolaou, head of the investigation, said about 4 p.m. Friday that there are a couple of people he wants to question in Woodall's death. However, he said he had no suspects in the shooting at that time.
The last homicide in Campbell was on Jan. 5, 2005, when Marcus Smith, 27, of Dublin, Ohio, and Youngstown's South Side, was shot around 1:50 a.m. near the intersection of Jean and Jackson streets. Smith died two hours later at St. Elizabeth Health Center.