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Arrests made in Adkins slaying



Published: Sun, June 26, 2011 @ 12:10 a.m.

Boys age 17, 15 to face charges

By Denise Dick

denise_dick@vindy.com

Youngstown

Police have arrested two juveniles charged in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Chaney High School student earlier this month.

About 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police arrested Rayshawn Marquise Royal, 17, and Deandre Maurice McCrary, 15, both of the South Side, at a home on East Avondale Avenue.

Warrants were issued last week charging both teens in the June 18 shooting death of Brandon Adkins, 16, of East Philadelphia Avenue.

Police Chief Jimmy Hughes said the investigation is ongoing and charges may be filed against additional individuals.

“We do believe others were involved with this,” the chief said.

He said that initially the two suspects hid in the house and police surrounded it and prepared to make entry, but the two teens came out and were arrested.

Hughes said that police also are investigating reports of threats made against witnesses in Adkins’ murder.

The mother of a witness to the shooting told police this week that she is concerned about threats made against her child’s life.

Police found Adkins on June 18 lying in the driveway of a South Avenue house surrounded by a large crowd. The Mahoning County coroner, after an autopsy, said Adkins had been shot in the back and abdomen. He was pronounced dead by paramedics.

Police have said that Adkins was shot by two people with two different guns.

The shooting took place after a fight earlier that night at a party on Mistletoe Avenue, they said. They don’t believe the shooting was gang-related but said all three boys could be part of any one of the nearly 30 identified, loosely-knit gangs operating in the city.

Reports indicated Adkins was affiliated with the H-Block Gang, which operates on the South Side.

It isn’t the first time that either suspect has had run-ins with the law.

McCrary has been a reported runaway twice in the last two years. He also was implicated as one of several youths involved in a 2010 burglary on East Ravenwood Avenue.

Royal was implicated in a 2006 assault at Eagle Heights Academy, where reports allege he pushed another student into a wall and choked the boy. He also was implicated in a theft at a relative’s home in 2008 and an aggravated burglary on East LaClede Avenue in 2009 where items were taken from the home of Royal’s teen friend.

Royal also was the victim of a shooting in 2010 when he was shot twice in the leg while at an East Side housing project.

The victim, too, had brushes with police.

Reports show Adkins and several other 16-year-old boys were suspected of beating a teen and firing a shot at the boy in January because they believed the boy snitched on someone.


Comments

1Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

I see no mention of any recovery of the murder weapons .

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2husband96(7 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

why were they on the street. sounds like both should have been locked up a long time ago.

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3whitesabbath(738 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

...... if found guilty , these 2 need to be hanged in a public setting and used as an example, a good hemp rope doesnt cost that much......

save even more money and put them up in front of a firing squad using guns that where confiscated from the streets......

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4foxyglo(372 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

I STILL SAY THE PARENTS HAVE NO CONTROL, THEY LET THESE CHILDREN RAISE THEMSELVES. THIS IS THE RESULTS THAT COME OUT OF IT.

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

These boys have their rights and supporters . Sure, you may see that what they did is totally wrong but you aren't part of their world . Your world is in their outer limits. Crime has happened so often in Youngstown that it is now the norm and immune from your outrage . The facts in this case are that their victim was a nobody in the hood and even his own mother has forgiven them . In reality they will be lucky to serve ten years of real time and mainstream society will be blamed for their incarceration . When released they will be free to resume their careers and they will be bitter toward society . Welcome to Utopia 2010 .

http://www.cityofyoungstownoh.com/abo...

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6fcb(320 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

"These boys have their rights". You take a walk down any street on the south side of Youngstown after dark or even in the day time and see what happens to your rights. You could not make it two blocks without some of these idiots swooping down on you. The parents will be sitting on their front porches watching and telling them to bring back and share any thing they get from you. No,I'am sorry,their rights went out the window when they decide to live like this. They know right from wrong and that's why they run and climb down into their holes when they do these crimes.Also,this is why the parents hide them.Otherwise the parents will have to go out and do the crimes. Half of these kids don't even know who their fathers are or where they are at.Mom just keeps having more kids with different guy's to raise that check she gets from the state every first of the month.. I have even heard people call it their PAY CHECK!!! Can you believe that? "PAY CHECK!!

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7Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

"About 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police arrested Rayshawn Marquise Royal, 17, and Deandre Maurice McCrary, 15, both of the South Side, at a home on East Avondale Avenue."

I'm shocked there wasn't a mob scene or riot when the police arrested these two pieces of useless DNA. Or the mother or aunt or grandmother (notice I didn't say father, God only knows who that is) screaming at the police and demanding justice. Must be to the point that it's normal for two young wanna be gangstas getting arrested in da warzone.

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8andrew1967(36 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

H- block gang, what ? well looks like
sesame street letter of the day was
learned

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9mrblue(975 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Two useless individuals from two useless parents. Straight to death row. They are the result of a justice system that is too easy on thugs.

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10Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Not a bad idea.....

Hide Ya Ovaries: If You’re A Woman On Welfare, This Politician Wants To Tie Your Tubes

http://bossip.com/380814/hide-ya-ovar...

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11joydav(41 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

WOW, here we go again, blame the parents right. if it were not for the government putting their noses in peoples homes the children wouldn't have gotten out of control. I see all parents have some issues with children and I have never thought to blame a parent for the choices the children made. But, if we are blaming parents, I guess parents of all races are bad parents. So when the comment of the parents were brought up, I wonder if the Id**t that wrote the comment thought it through. There are children of all races making horrible choices in their lives. I can put some instances out there but what would that prove. We need to find a way to help all of our children.

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12commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

When you talk to the "parents" of these kids they'll tell you it can't be their "keeds", because they are "pillars" of the neighborhood!!!
Who owned the house that these two were found in? Are they being charged for hiding these punks?

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13fcb(320 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

Check the population's of city jails,county jails, and state and federal prisons and you will find out what children are committing all the crimes. It's not some one's idea or thought. It's pure FACT!!!

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14Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 3 years, 2 months ago

joydav

"WOW, here we go again, blame the parents right."

Yep, blame the parent (still haven't heard from the dad yet) for the way they raised these MURDERERS. When you have a baby it is the parents RESPONSIBILITY to teach the child. They don't learn on there own.

"if it were not for the government putting their noses in peoples homes the children wouldn't have gotten out of control."

Here we go blame everyone else. Ever hear of ACCOUNTABILITY instead of blame or excuses?

"But, if we are blaming parents, I guess parents of all races are bad parents."

Why you making it a race issue? A bad parent is a bad parent, period. But if you want to go there, look at the stats on juvenile crimes and that says enough.

"There are children of all races making horrible choices in their lives."

There are horrible choices but MURDER! That goes beyond bad choices. That just shows no morals and that is the upbringing of the delinquent.

"We need to find a way to help all of our children."

Kids are having Kids! Maybe if they learn to wear condoms or wait for sex (again the parents fault) not the schools or society, the PARENT, kids won't have babies and if the parents were held accountable then they wouldn't need help to raise a child. It shouldn't take a community to raise a kid. Understand?

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