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Gunbattle with Youngstown police leaves one man dead

Published: Sun, January 3, 2010 @ 5:55 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — An unidentified city man about 30 years old was killed in a gunbattle with police at about 1:15 p.m. today outside the Eastway Apartments near McGuffey Road on the East Side — the second homicide in the first three days of the year.

Capt. Rod Foley of Youngstown Police Department said three Youngstown police officers fired on the man while responding to the apartment complex, where the man had gone looking for a woman who lived there.

The man had fired one shot through an apartment window from the outside into a woman’s apartment, fired through doors from inside the hallway and confronted three or four people in the building, Foley said.

The man then came outside the apartment, making threats and by some accounts firing at officers, when the officers fired at him, Foley said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Foley said, adding that he didn’t know how many times the man was shot.

No other injuries were reported.

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