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Police seek suspects, clues in shooting death of Chaney student



Published: Mon, March 28, 2011 @ 12:10 a.m.

By William K. Alcorn

alcorn@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

Police had made no arrests as of Sunday evening in Saturday’s fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Chaney High School sophomore on the city’s East Side.

The victim, a black male, was found by police lying face-down in an alley beside 1437 Stewart Ave. and about 100 yards south of Stewart.

The victim had been shot once in the upper back, was not breathing and had no pulse.

Ambulance crews attempted to revive the victim, but he was reported dead on arrival at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Police did not release the name of the victim.

All available police units were dispatched to the Stewart/McGuffey Road area when reports of a shooting involving several people were received, according to the police report.

The shooting was reported at 4:53 p.m., and police arrived on the scene at 5 p.m.

Witnesses say five black males wearing black, hooded sweat shirts and red ball caps chased the victim from the Plaza View apartments across Stewart and McGuffey firing at him as he ran.

After the victim fell, the suspects ran back into Plaza View, witnesses said.

Police reported they were unable to locate any of the suspects after an intensive search of the Plaza Park area but did recover nine spent bullet casings.

Police officials continue to look for suspects and ask that any witnesses with information contact the department.

The killing of the 17-year-old is Youngstown’s fourth homicide of 2011. At this time in 2010, the city had recorded eight homicides.

The last homicide occurred March 12 when 20-year-old Tyler Simpson of Warren was gunned down on Youngstown’s East Side.


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1Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

"Witnesses say five black males wearing black, hooded sweat shirts and red ball caps chased the victim from the Plaza View apartments across Stewart and McGuffey firing at him as he ran. "

I guess the senseless death of Jamail Johnson is over and forgotten now. These animals really need to be exterminated.

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2YtownSports(213 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

If he was 17, he should have been at least starting his senior year. Why was he only a sophomore? Was he also a "victim" of an ineffective school system? Were there mitigating circumstances? At least he was still in school.
What did he do...or what was he involved in...that caused the circumstances which led to his death?
Our society is in a real mess. It's time to find new ways to deal with the consequences of eroding families, ill-equipped schools, and an ineffective legal and penal system.
Who will lead?

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3lovedrama(138 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

What do you care about what grade he's in? The poor guy, regardless of his lifestyle, didn't deserve to be chased and shot down. He's 17-probably not 100% responsible for whatever circumstances led him to this horrible demise.

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4cityslicker(21 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Another senseless cowardice act portrayed by those who do not deserve to live in our society.

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5Owlguin(49 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

I don't think that society is a big mess, but Youngstown certainly is.

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6ice(28 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Who really cares and why!

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

owlguin

"I don't think that society is a big mess, but Youngstown certainly is."

This only happens in Youngstown, huh? You must live under a rock then. Geez.

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8sadcity(1 comment)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Well as seein as that Devale was my little cousin and that he was 16 not 17 or 18. And no matter what anybody says about him or the mistakes that he might have made or whatever he might of been up to. He was still a good person and didn't deserve to be killed the way he was killed. He will never be forgotten...and another thing people on here need to quit talkin out the side of your neck and get off your ass and do somethin about it!

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9L0L(640 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

When can we expect the t-shirt tribute to hit the streets?

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

sadcity

"..and another thing people on here need to quit talkin out the side of your neck and get off your ass and do somethin about it!"

Do what? Why not vent out to the people that KNOW who did it and get on there a@#4 to start talking! Why is it everyone else has to take care of these animals!

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