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2011 begins with killing

Published: Sun, January 2, 2011 @ 12:04 a.m.

Man found shot to death on South Side

By Ashley Luthern



Police are continuing to investigate a killing that occurred just hours into the new year.

Randy A. Cappelli, 30, of Campbell, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds, including at least one in the head, about 4:40 a.m. Saturday. Police were called to the 1000 block of Shady Run Road because of reports of gunfire.

When officers arrived, they saw Cappelli face up on the ground a few feet from the passenger side of a Toyota Scion, which was on fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene and taken by investigators with the Mahoning County coroner’s office.

Several shell casings were found around Cappelli, and taken by detectives.

Youngstown firefighters extinguished the small fire in the interior of the car.

Police do not have any suspects, and anyone with information is asked to Youngstown police at 330-747-7911.

Last year, the city’s first homicide occurred Jan. 2. Dene Montgomery, 30, of the West Side, was found shot to death on the North Side.

The homicide count for 2010 reached 20, with the final homicide recorded Dec. 14 when Christopher V. Weston, 44, of Lordstown was shot inside the Breaden Market on the South Side.

Of the 20 homicides, eight have not been solved, according to previous Vindicator articles.

In 2009, city police recorded 23 homicides, and records show 13 of those cases remain unsolved.


1NoBS(2071 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

What came first - the first birth, or the first homicide?

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2Photoman(1030 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

I suppose the the city government is feeling good about being down by 3 homicides from the previous year but there is much that is wrong when Youngstown reports so many killings in any year. Drugs and Thugs. Time to make both disappear from this, our home.

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3Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

The drug business in Youngstown will continue to take its toll . The users and low level sellers continue to keep the money flowing into the coffers of major criminal enterprises . The drug trade in The Valley is big business .

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4ytowhoh330(89 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

I don't see how they can say crime is down because of them. There are less people living here now, but the dang thugs won't go away!!

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5seminole(476 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Just another typical indication of the ghetto crawlers exacting their hobbies...

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6RobertH(50 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Something about someone with a last name ending with a vowel whose body is found with multiple gunshots, including the head, next to a burning car, transports me back 40 years or so.

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7mrblue(1111 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Again----the south side. Looks like nothing will change.

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8Ceaman(54 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Can we be the first in America to have a Murder
Probably not.

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9sthomas85(3 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Rest in peace Randy. Your in a much better place now. imma miss you kid

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10Vicki(14 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

I am so fed up with the news reports that say that Youngstown has unsolved crimes dating back to 2009. My dear brother was shot and killed in broad daylight and was the 39th homicide in this damn city in 1993 and no one, I MEAN NO ONE has ever solved his case and we haven't heard from anybody from the fantastic Youngstown Police Dept in years. 2009 don't make me laugh !!!!!

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11southsidedave(5004 comments)posted 4 years, 1 month ago

Nothing new. Hope the police catch this scum and make him rot in prison for the rest of his life.

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