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Youngstown police seeking leads in latest fatal shooting



Published: Tue, March 30, 2010 @ 12:44 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — A witness to the city’s most recent shooting death told police someone was taking pictures of the house shortly before shots were fired.

Brian Greer, 32, of Republic Avenue was shot and killed at 6:30 p.m. Monday on the city’s North Side. He had been shot once in the head and multiple times in the body. He was pronounced dead at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Police were called to Lauderdale Avenue in regard to a black man being shot and lying on the ground. Witnesses said someone drove past the residence firing at the house.

For the complete story, see Wednesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com


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1mzfeefee(22 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Regardless of what you think of the circumstances, this was someone's child, brother, son, friend...and to add to their pain and anguish by trivializing it with sarcasm really speaks of your lack of empathy and low character.

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2hudsonp(18 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

so are we at 9 or 10 now?

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3UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Just another murderous death in Youngstown like Angeline's. When will Mayor Jay act decisively and act to stop all these killings? This just continues to show us that the black community has no moral family values and probably never will. It's time to call out to Governor Strickland for the National Guard & Ohio State Patrol to regain control of Youngstown from these vicious animals.

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4ricnsherri(41 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

How in the world did we get to this point? Where a human life was worth so little and then people make humor about it. Comments about our black community? How about nine people of our white community planning murders of police?

Where is the reward for this murder Mr Mayor? This was someones child and we ALL need to respect this LIFE that is now gone. YES, it is time to bring in help. MAYBE if we don't pass the renewal of the tax the state will come in and find out how screwed up we really are.

Mr Mayor call the Governor of the President and get us some crime fighters.

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5Nunya22(315 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

@ UnionForever Since when does this incident and others like it speak on behalf of how the entire black community is?

Yes the murdering going on needs to stop, but how do you think anyone is going to stop that from happening?

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6valleytransplant(37 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Can't wait for "Summer in the City". Ytown lives on.

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7Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

@UnionForever

You're worthless,..

This incident is a tragedy that I and many other of decency would have wished it never occurred.

However, where my condolences go out to the victims family and friends I know the problem isn't neither a black American nor inner city Youngstown issue.

Thus this occurrence nor any other speaks for the family values of Blacks. Just like the various child molesters, operators of meth labs, parent abusers or Jordan Brown doesn't speak for all Caucasians.

Just like not all Latinos are illegal immigrants nor are they fugitives of the Mexican nor Colombian drug cartels.

Neither is communist north Korea nor overgrown sweatshop cash capital and slave driven China. To in anyway hailed to be the stereotype for Asians and not all from the middle east supports the Taliban nor Al Quieda either.

See beyond your manically myopic misgivings fact is people are people as individuals. So much so that just like all men aren't sexist nor woman beaters, not all women are submissive to the point of accepting being seen as tolerant to it,.. nor being controlled as personal property.

Not all the elderly are cantankerous and not all children are good kids nor will they all follow a doctrine of their parents bigoted teachings,.. so unlike you there's hope for you kids.

So let it be stated and known that although those of such vast difference such as myself as opposed to you. Although we share an experience of mortality I made a conscious choice to refuse to ever become as dysfunctional as you.

See beyond mere opinion it's irrefutable that your ignorance and idiocy leaves you just another imbecile among the worst society has to offer bunch.

Where for starters you're so twisted you even senselessly lie even in regard to something as menial as self coined community board identity. Where you allege to be pro-union and you're the exact opposite of one who is.

Where from there you laughably launch a routine rendition of your primitive petulance. Which glares through in everything you stammer as a slippery sloped word mash up of your maniacal machinations from such a deranged mullet in absence of a functional mind.

This isn't a Jay Williams issue nor any other mayor that would be serving in the position. Youngstown was besieged upon with the mass littering of drugs and extraction of economic opportunities via a insidious long before and thus beyond mayoral control.

It's terrible anyone has to deal with it but Youngstown having served as the target. You'll not find wonderland in Boardman, Cornersberg, Austintown, Columbiana, Niles, Liberty, Poland, Salem, Howland, East Palestine nor Canfield either.

As was noted in Hubbard's recent launching of a drug task force they trap they laid for Youngstown inner city has came home to roost in those fringe areas too.

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8Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

@UnionForever

The narcotics that were flushed into Youngstown was only an initial start up for those that devised such an infringement.

Now has such a spawning discovery that in those " other areas ". The light of day is finding hotels and motels ran all but solely for the purpose of peddling drugs and soliciting prostitution.

Meth labs are in abundance, drug usage is part of daily news and DUI's are in close competition with speeding tickets in " your ' area.

See via your ignorance of trying to finger point and facilitate the ravaging of an area. Now as the progression unfolds your front and back yards are now well into more than the initial stages of being preyed upon too.

Which in the shame of it all I'd be just as idiotic as you if I were to falter to rathering it be in one area or another.

But I'd match your useless worthlessness by citing it as a break down or non existence of any races family values.

We're going to change it but we have to do it together and we don't need those like you to accomplish it,.. hence is why I weigh in here.

Where in conclusion it's a community problem and all areas are now open season. So just like there's no glory to be had trying to denigrate an area or proclaim a race or gender is to fault or blame.

There's also no honor nor safety for any of us if we cleave to bigotry and trying to seize an upper hand by wishing ill upon one another as our dirty little secret.

Because to dysfunctionally dish dirt in such a directional manner is filthy. Where with truth being the water like cleansing of reasoning.

I just hosed you off and drug you through your very own mud. Where as a result and as an individual I've found you to be unreasonably filthy,.. and worthless.

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9WestBubbleBuck(2 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

How many black people you ever see go to school, college, work, and shoot random people. How many serial killers have been black. How many black preachers have sex with little boys. How many black people blow up buildings full of women and children? How many black people interbreed with their children. Before you get to talking about me or the rest of my black people answer these questions!!!! ''PLEASE''! One last question. What color is the most powerful man in the world? You sound like you hate it.... Think about it...... By the way he was a great freind of mine, better yet my brother. He will be greatly missed!!!!!

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10jayburney(1 comment)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

My family's prayers go out to BGREER'S parents and brothers. For the rest of you...making racist and useless comments makes you the problem. I have known brian since he was 11 years old and the people who loved him a hurting today. I live in florida and i have to sit here and read about my brother's murder and your racist comments makes me ashamed to say im from youngstown!

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11Nunya(1356 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

@WestBubbleBuck

Please accept my condolences in the wake of this tragedy. Where be it known your brothers soul nor spirit is in anyway to be judged by no man.

I wish and work daily for the violence to stop and only wish I could have been effective in not allowing this one to happen.

Where along with prayerfully hoping your family can one day find comfort and peace in parting with the gift of one you so love.

I also hope those whom are aware and or witnessed anything find it in their conscious heart. To come forth and allow the culprits to be dealt with in a manner of swift and lawful justice.

Times like this can prompt one to rage and I hope you can find the peace within your soul to think rational and not subscribe to anything rash,.. cast not more hurt upon neither your family, friends nor self with such jeopardy.

Your family and friends that also love your brother need you to be there for them as you need them to be there for you.

Where I'll not infringe upon trying to direct your faith. I will ask you to ground yourself in giving thanks for the gift of your brothers mortal presence for the priceless period you've been given.

Thus don't allow this sorrow to taint the beauty of the bond and love you have for and with your brother. That is so real and genuine no vile act of man can neither touch, measure, judge nor erase.

Please accept my heartfelt sentiments and compassion and share your strength and love with your family.

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12Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I propose that we get a government grant to build a public shooting range in the city . The thugs have no place to shoot but on the streets and people are getting hurt .

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13Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Youngstown would have had many serial killers but for the good police work of YPD their careers came to a halt .

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14WestBubbleBuck(2 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Now that you have listed what seems to be a long list of black serial killers. Now list the names of the white ones!!!!!!!! i thought so. the list is 10x longer....... By the way there is white gang bangers 2.

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15YTOWNSFINEZ(2 comments)posted 4 years, 3 months ago

HOW DARE YOU JUDGE HIM YOU PEOPLE AREN'T GOD. I CAN'T BELIEVE HALF OF THE COMMENTS THAT I HAVE READ ON HERE!!! THERE ARE SO MANY RACISTS PPL COMMENTED ON SOMETHING YOU KNOW ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT. THIS WAS A HUMAN BEING THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT! REGARDLESS IF HE WAS BLACK, WHITE, GREEN OR PURPLE THAT SHOULDN'T MATTER. HE WAS KILLED FOR NO REASON!!! IT REALLY HURTS ME TO READ THIS AND KNOW THAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU EXIST. BRIAN WAS A GREAT MAN AND A WONDERFUL FATHER. MY SON HAS LOSS HIS DAD AND FOR HIM TO READ THIS GARBAGE REALLY SICKENS ME. HAVE SOME SYMPATHY FOR US INSTEAD OF CRITIZING HIM. HE WASN'T A BAD PERSON HE WAS KILLED OUT OF JEALOUSY. SO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT BEFORE COMMENTING. REALLY IT DOESNT MATTER WHAT YOU PEOPLE SAY YOUR NON IMPORTANT. YOU MAY NOT LIKE US BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN BUT IT' S OK!!! YOU'RE THE ONE WHO WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO THE ALMIGHTY ON JUDGEMENT DAY. EXPLAIN TO GOD WHY YOU DISCRIMINATE AGAINST A PERSON BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THE SKIN!!!!

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16JAQUALA88(17 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

WELL IM GLAD THT B***H AINT SAY S**T...SHE BET NOT HAVE

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17YTOWNSFINEZ(2 comments)posted 3 years, 5 months ago

@ Jaquala88 exactly who were you refering to as a B****h? I hope not me cuz you don't know me!

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