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Shooting of OSU recruit probed



Published: Mon, April 19, 2010 @ 12:06 a.m.

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Unidentified assailants opened fire on former Ursuline High School football player Jamel Turner and two others, according to a police report.

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Jamel Turner catches a pass during a game against Cardinal Mooney in October 2007.

Turner, 18, of Orion Avenue, told police he was riding southbound in a vehicle just after 11 p.m. Friday on Interstate 680 near the Williamson exit when a dark car with tinted windows pulled alongside their vehicle and began shooting.

Turner suffered a gunshot wound to the lower left ankle and another to the right hip, and neither was a life-threatening injury, according to a police report.

The driver of the vehicle, a 32-year-old Ferndale Avenue man, suffered a gunshot wound to the hand.

An 18-year-old Orion Avenue male, who was in the vehicle but wasn’t injured, told police they didn’t recognize the assailants’ car and couldn’t think of anyone who would want to hurt them.

During a search of the victims’ vehicle, two handguns were located along with a bag containing suspected marijuana and another bag with three pills, according to the report.

Police searched the area for evidence of the shooting but found none, according to the report.

In his junior season at Ursuline, Turner was a defensive lineman on the 2008 Division V state championship team, recording 18 sacks, according to Vindicator archives. In December 2008, he was the first player to commit to Ohio State’s 2010 recruiting class.

Not long after that, Ursuline basketball coach Keith Gunther kicked him off the Irish team. By the end of his junior year, Turner was academically ineligible to play sports at Ursuline. He transferred to Fork Union Military Academy in rural Virginia.


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1Silence_Dogood(1384 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

Is this guy an the same road as Maurice Clarett

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2Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

"Police searched the area for evidence of the shooting but found none, according to the report."

IT'S ALL GOOD AND ONLY GETTING BETTER !

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3YtownBlue(8 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

O$U or Thug U will still welcome him with open arms.

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4Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

Another idiot. Chance of a lifetime and he's screwing around with low life cockroaches. When are they going to learn?

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5kornersburgkid(57 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

I hope OSU changes their minds about this low life. They don't need another Maurice Clarett in Columbus any time soon. He should have stayed in Virginia

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6kornersburgkid(57 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

"dark car with tinted windows pulled alongside their vehicle and began shooting." "suffered a gunshot wound to the lower left ankle and another to the right hip, and neither was a life-threatening injury, according to a police report." How the hell do you get shot in the lowwr left ankle and right hip when you are a passenger in a vehicle? I wouldn't know, being I was never shot at in a car. STRANGE!!.....no slugs found

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7valleytransplant(37 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

Is this what Ursuline, my alma mater, has become? Sad, very sad.

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8kman18(14 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

Just because the guy has athletic talent doesn't mean he is exempt from the urban culture of Youngstown. He probably grew up like a lot of the other "thugs." He is one of many victims in a systemic problem in which it is very hard to get out of, even if he does have a full ride to a Division 1 school. Of course some blame can be put on him because he is an adult however, I wonder if he had any good role model adults in his life?!

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9georgejeanie(887 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

I thought Tressel was a genius, but to keep coming back to inner city Youngstown and Warren to recruit these dirt bags is crazy. He better watch out he will be the fall gut for one of these idiots.

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10bad(23 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

He couldn't even make the grade at ursuline to play for a tuition free ride and he is going to go to school at OSU and yes for another tuition free ride. Why wast their time with this thug when there is talent out their that can make the grade and play football.

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