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Police probe shooting, stabbings in city



Published: Tue, November 30, 2010 @ 12:00 a.m.

By John W. Goodwin Jr.

jgoodwin@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

Police have a suspect in a weekend shooting that left one man in critical condition, and authorities also are investigating two separate weekend stabbings that sent two men to the hospital.

Kenneth Woods Jr., 22, of West Judson Street was found slumped over in the driver’s seat of his car Sunday afternoon on East Lucius Avenue near Erie Street. There was damage to the car — the rear window was broken out, and there was an exit hole from a bullet in the windshield.

Woods had been shot in the head and could not speak to police. Officers said Woods, who was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, still was listed in critical condition as of late Monday.

Capt. Rod Foley of the police department said detectives are working the case and do have a suspect in mind. He said no arrest has been made, but detectives are speaking with witnesses and talking to the prosecutor about potential charges.

“No charges are being filed until we talk to more witnesses and talk with the prosecutor. We want to make sure the facts are all in order,” Foley added.

One witness told police the shooter was a man in his 20s in a silver Ford Taurus. He was wearing a striped dress shirt, a dark coat and a furry hat.

The Boardman Police Department also is holding a 2006 Kia Spectra that was reported stolen Sunday, but believed to have been somehow connected to the shooting. The car was found at the intersection of Erie Street and Meadowbrook Lane just before 3 p.m. Sunday.

The owner of the stolen vehicle said the car, which had a bullet hole in the driver’s door and a smashed window, had been stolen from her Boardman home at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Police towed three other vehicles from the scene of the shooting.

Witnesses told police numerous people were fighting at the intersection when someone opened fire. Several cars left after that, but police don’t know if those drivers were involved in the incident and the fighting or just fleeing the gunfire.

Police also are investigating a stabbing that took place Saturday on the South Side in which the victim had to be electronically shocked in order to be taken to the hospital for treatment.

According to police, the unidentified man, who police said was between 35 and 40 years old, walked into a restaurant in the 3500 block of South Avenue just before 2 p.m. bleeding heavily from the head. The man, reports said, would not cooperate with responding officers and only kept saying, “I’m going to kill him.”

According to police reports, the man’s mother arrived at the restaurant and also would not assist officers in identifying her son or getting him to the hospital. The woman, reportedly, told paramedics to remove a brace on her son’s neck being used to treat his head injury.

Reports say the woman stood in the way of paramedics trying to assist the man, and the victim kicked and lashed out at officers and paramedics. He was eventually shocked and taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment.

Another stabbing on the city’s South Side on Sunday has investigators asking questions.

According to police, a 24-year-old East Florida Avenue man was at a bar in the 3200 block of South Avenue with the mother of one of his children when the mother of another one of his children saw him.

Reports say the second woman stabbed the man in his stomach before getting into a car and driving off.

The man was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center and listed in stable condition late Monday.


Comments

1Undisputed330(11 comments)posted 4 years ago

As I said...NUKE THE SOUTHSIDE. I was raised there, but it is a warzone, unfortunately. I would only reside there if I could shoot legally

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2Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 4 years ago

"Witnesses told police numerous people were fighting at the intersection when someone opened fire."

Nothing but animals, pure and simple.

"The man, reports said, would not cooperate with responding officers and only kept saying, “I’m going to kill him.”

And he more in likely will.

"Reports say the woman stood in the way of paramedics trying to assist the man, and the victim kicked and lashed out at officers and paramedics. He was eventually shocked and taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for treatment."
According to police reports, the man’s mother arrived at the restaurant and also would not assist officers in identifying her son or getting him to the hospital. The woman, reportedly, told paramedics to remove a brace on her son’s neck being used to treat his head injury."

I see a lawsuit against the officers and paramedics. Why in the h@# wouldn't you assist the paramedics or officers that are trying to help your idiot son.

"Reports say the second woman stabbed the man in his stomach before getting into a car and driving off."

And probably acting like this is normal behavior.

"One witness told police the shooter was a man in his 20s in a silver Ford Taurus. He was wearing a striped dress shirt, a dark coat and a furry hat."

Priceless.

All nothing put animals! That have no respect for a normal human existence.

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3madman(50 comments)posted 4 years ago

Its going to take someone to die befor thay do anything about the crime on south ave and thats bad . this is what we pay taxs for?

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4UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years ago

The gangsta in the hood urban warfare continues on the Southside. The urbanite gangstas carry 357 magnums and the YPD pea shooters and pens to record the crimes they can't stop.

When are you actually gonna do something about this sad situation Mayor Jay?

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5unclebill(23 comments)posted 4 years ago

If the cops are using pea shooters, lets arm them with elephant guns. That would stop some of these no goods.. Why wasn't the mother arrested for interferance?
Take off the kid gloves and get rid of this scum.

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6estarkey7(7 comments)posted 4 years ago

To Undisputed330,

I also live on the southside, and I guess even though I have an electrical engineering degree I should be 'nuked' as well. If everyone leaves, then how do you expect it to get better?

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7Undisputed330(11 comments)posted 4 years ago

TO Esarkey7- I just graduated Cum Laude so what is your point? It seems backward that an educated person, like you claim to be, chooses to stay there. I feel terrible for the ones that wish to relocate from the ghetto but cant afford to. Perhaps you view yourself as noble, or a hero, but I didnt enjoy being targeted simply for being successful. Face it- IT WILL NEVER GET BETTER IN THAT WARZONE

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8Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years ago

On da SouthSide of da town our culcha is ona rebound . The very brief suppression with all da stops didn't do jack and we is still enjoyin life with crack .

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9Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 4 years ago

Hopefully some of the animals will go in hiding, First of the month coming up.

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10abtech(48 comments)posted 4 years ago

welfare to blame again?? STan and Lifes2short just don't quit..I saw that link as I was reading something else, and I said to myself, I bet any money that Stan and Lifes2Short will post something alluding to welfare, and sho' nuff, estoy correcto...

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11Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 4 years ago

abtech

Welfare Payments and Crime
A study of crime and welfare payment cycles

http://www.people.hbs.edu/ffoley/Crim...

"As welfare contributes to the rise in out-of-wedlock births and single-parent families, it concomitantly contributes to the associated increase in criminal activity."

http://www.cato.org/testimony/ct-wc67...

http://www.voxeu.org/index.php?q=node...

WELFARE AND THE CULTURE OF POVERTY
Social Pathologies
Welfare Dependency, Poverty, Out-of-Wedlock Births, Nonemployment, Abortion, Violent Crime.

http://www.cato.org/pubs/journal/cj16...

"The core dilemma of the welfare state is that the prolific spending intended to alleviate material poverty has led to a dramatic increase in behavioral poverty. In welfare, as in other government policies, you get what you pay for. The current welfare system heavily subsidizes illegitimacy, divorce, and non-work. The past 25 years have seen dramatic increases in all three behaviors. The War on Poverty may have raised the material standard of living of a few Americans, but at the cost of creating whole communities where traditional two-parent families have vanished, work is rare or non-existent, and multiple generations have grown up dependent on government transfers. The disintegration of the family encouraged by the current welfare system has in turn led to other severe social problems, in particular, a dramatic increase in crime.

http://www.heritage.org/Research/Repo...

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12abtech(48 comments)posted 4 years ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OtB2...

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13abtech(48 comments)posted 4 years ago

news: 5% of national budget is on welfare programs.
you must not have looked at that link to the .gov site I posted on the other story that outlines the federal budget (it is the horses mouth)

5% on welfare, and social programs.

it would behoove you to watch that link up there of Senator Bernie Sanders from VErmont that was on C-span last night.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5OtB2...

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14Lifes2Short(3878 comments)posted 4 years ago

abtech

"it would behoove you to watch that link up there of Senator Bernie Sanders from VErmont that was on C-span last night."

The government is corrupted, and the point? That's not nothing new. Everyone knows that.

We are talking about CRIME and the majority of it comes from people on welfare, single parent homes, etc.

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