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Suspect surrenders in Chatman murder

Published: Sat, June 19, 2010 @ 10:43 p.m.


At least one man suspected in the Thursday shooting of a man who later died has turned himself in, police reported.

A Mahoning Valley Violent Crimes Task Force officer placed Albert E. Whitted III, 23, of East Boston Avenue under arrest Friday in the death of Marlon Chatman, 28, who was shot twice in the leg at 360 W. Chalmers Ave. at 3:41 p.m. Thursday.

Chatman was shot after he let two men into the house, and went upstairs with one, a witness told police.

The second man held a gun on the witness downstairs in the living room, a police report says.

Television news reports said a second man turned himself in over the shooting, but police could not confirm that.

Whitted is charged with aggravated murder. He was taken to the Mahoning County jail, and will appear at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Youngstown Municipal Court.


1Nunya(1356 comments)posted 6 years ago

How rapid,..

Clearly within not much more than 24 hrs it appears Albert Whitted,III and Joseph Valentin reportedly found the going of recourse. So rapid, diligent and endangering they turned themselves in to avoid a gruesome fate.

Where in a civil and sane mind one could only hoped none of it happened to begin with. But the sad and stark reality is it did and Witted and Valentin weren't prepared to face others for their actions.

See this is a tragic, dysfunctional and all too common reflection of the mindset of those today. Which is do as you please and then reality sets in and all hell breaks loose.

Where they find shooting, assaulting or trying to intimidate people isn't as glorious as they presumed it'd be.

The key is it's not cowardly to walk away from conflict when possible. Because it's a smart individuals manner of not desiring to cut loose and act in a manner of not showing any mercy in resolve.

But to have went to that house and do what they did they were clearly looking for trouble. Which afterward when they'd discovered they found it and they were targeted they wanted no parts of how it all plays out.

See there's no happy endings when you shoot, rob, assault or kill anybody for theft, malice or mayhem purposes. Because when you go down that indefensible path to think and or had thought it's the game you want[ed] to play.

There's NO comfort, safety, nor peace to be found nor sorrow from others knowing that you're not going to neither fool, escape nor intimidate everybody.

Which when you start stalking as a " at will " hunter. You immediately reduce, welcome and transform yourself to prey and no way in hell will you escape the fate that comes with it.

Where with respect for the deceased and not knowing if what happened is and or was what the motive, manner and method it looks and sounds like.

I'll leave it as that and let evidence, court records and testimony prove itself to be self evident and take the mystery out of it.

The only good that can come from this is if family, friends and acquaintances of all three of these individuals. See, heed and recognize this as a reason and opportunity to lead a different path.

What happened between them wasn't luck nor by chance. It was destined and more than aided, facilitated and determined to happen by manner and mindset that always ends in murder,.. all as a result of a zeal for materialism's and only by possessing an unchaste pursuit of money.

To assist in the change if there's one family member or close friend of all involved. That and or whom wouldn't give all they've acquired back to reverse this ending.

Then they never truly loved any of them at all and they're on the same path where life will will re-introduce them to sufferance and death in a manner no man can avert,.. only they themselves can impact their own fate.

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2VINDYAK(1824 comments)posted 6 years ago

In short, this sounds like a robbery gone bad by those who fear justice will get even if they continue hiding.

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3MH3(8 comments)posted 6 years ago


Thanks for the translation. Nunya's attempts at flowery prose can sometimes be difficult to follow.

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4mrblue(1175 comments)posted 6 years ago

Swift and harsh punishment is what is needed here and maybe a message will be sent and heard. The only way to deal with a thug is to take him/her down. We need judges who are hard on crime.

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 6 years ago

Albert E. Whitted had already endured three years of probation imposed upon him. Now the judge may be forced to give him some slammer time . He is young enough that when he gets out he can renew his pledge to be a pillar of the subculture .

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