Poland man shot in stomach in Youngstown


Another man was arrested on a charge of obstructing justice during the probe.

YOUNGSTOWN — A Poland man looking for female companionship ended up being shot in the stomach over the weekend, Youngstown police said.

Police said they were called to the parking lot of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority on Woodcrest Avenue at 7:20 p.m. Saturday for reports of gunfire.

They found a 66-year-old Poland man bleeding from the right side of his abdomen. He claimed he had been shot by a woman, police said.

Police later questioned the man after he was treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center and he told them he was driving through Youngstown looking for female companionship when he met two black females. They told him their names were Ashley and Tiara, according to police.

Police said the women advised him to pull into the parking lot on Woodcrest Avenue and they were “going to put on a show for him.”

The women instead punched the man and took his wallet, police said. The man said he ran and heard three shots. He went to a nearby apartment for help after realizing he had been shot.

Police said they found three spent shells in the area.

The man was in stable condition at St. Elizabeth Health Center on Sunday evening.

Another man who lives nearby was arrested on charges of obstruction of justice and resisting arrest.

Police said Raymond Gordon, 20, of 1517 Woodcrest Ave. was seen near the victim’s car when police arrived. An officer attempted to question Gordon, but Gordon started yelling at police and eventually ran off. Gordon was identified by a resident who lives nearby who told police Gordon came outside only after the shots were fired. Gordon returned a short time later and was arrested by police.

Police said he was combative and they had to use pepper spray to subdue him.

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