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Search continues for person responsible for murder

Published: Sat, December 12, 2009 @ 9:15 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Police were still searching late Saturday for the person responsible for the shooting death of a 38-year-old man in his car.

Police found Kevin Hart of Zents Avenue dead at the intersection of Logan and Zents avenues at 12:25 p.m. Friday.

Hart had been shot multiple times in the back.

A witness told police someone wearing a black jacket in a light-gold Blazer or Bravada exit the vehicle, point a chrome pistol at Hart and fire several times. The shooter then got back in the car and sped off west on Zents, the witness told police.

Hart is the 23rd person murdered in Youngstown this year, according to Vindicator files.

There were 28 murders in the city last year.

There’s still about half of a month left in the year, but 2009 has had the least amount of homicides in Youngstown for a year since 2004 when 22 people were murdered.

Also, Hart’s murder is the first in the city since Oct. 4, more than two months ago, according to Vindicator records.

That’s the first time the city has gone more than two months without a murder since Feb. 6 to April 7, 2006, according to the newspaper’s files.


1DonHarshbarger(22 comments)posted 6 years, 7 months ago

2 Months. Thank you YPD for helping keep the streets clean. Finally we are getting some crime off the streets and in jail were they belong

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2Attis(1134 comments)posted 6 years, 7 months ago

That makes Y-town at or near the top in homicides rates for cities in the USA, a position we've held for decades. Gives the label of a dying city a new meaning. Anybody out there even care anymore?

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3TeresaB(82 comments)posted 6 years, 7 months ago

Keep in mind, that they don't solve all their cases in 48 hours, in fact, many are not solved. I think YPD is doing a fine job. .

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4Bman(151 comments)posted 6 years, 7 months ago

You people have to be kidding me. Comparing what you see on TV to a real homicide investigation?

Does anyone believe YPD doesn't have the facts the need or that they did not obtain them witin the "First 48?" ...just because every step on the investigation is not released to the Vindy, does not mean that everything isn't going ahead as planned.

It will be pubic shortly. If you follow the trial (which you will not because it cannot be squeezed into a 45 A&E special), you will see that during the course of the first two days, YPD learned exactly what happened and had to work the legal process afterward to build their case.

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 6 years, 7 months ago


"Does anyone believe YPD doesn't have the facts the need or that they did not obtain them witin the "First 48?"

Have you ever heard of Bennie Adams ? It took years to get him arrested .


Published October 06, 2007 02:37 am
Edgewood graduate found floating in the Mahoning River 22 years ago

Star Beacon

A trapper checking his traps found the Edgewood Senior High School graduate’s body floating in the Mahoning River in Youngstown on Dec. 30, 1985.

Gina Gay Tenney, 19, was a student at Youngstown State University when her parents, Lucian and Avalon Tenney of Ashtabula, got the call — every parent’s nightmare.

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6Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 6 years, 7 months ago

Attis, I care.

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