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Killing of South Side man, 32, is third homicide in Youngstown in 7 days



Published: Sun, September 25, 2011 @ 1:06 a.m.

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Duane L. Colvin, 32, of East Florida Avenue was found dead in a field between houses on Ferndale Avenue on Saturday morning in the second South Side killing in two days and the third in one week.

If his death is ruled a homicide, it will be the 14th homicide of 2011. Quest Wagoner, 22, was found shot to death in his Inverness Avenue home on Thursday evening. There were 18 homicides by this date in 2010.

Youngstown police had made no arrests in Colvin’s death as of Saturday evening.

Colvin made news in 1996 as a 16-year-old when Judge R. Scott Krichbaum of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court sentenced him to between 371/2 years and 90 years in prison for a string of crimes including aggravated robberies and escape from the Martin P. Joyce Juvenile Justice Center.

Prison records were not available Saturday to indicate how long he spent in prison. Colvin was tried as an adult and ordered to serve his sentence in the adult prison system.

Police were called to a field between 463 and 471 Ferndale Avenue at 10:08 a.m. Saturday for a possible body and found Colvin in a multicolored hoodie. His body was on its side.

A man working at 463 Ferndale called police after spotting the body.

A neighbor on Ferndale reported hearing five gunshots between 11 p.m. and midnight Friday — two shots and then three.

Two bullet casings were found in the driveway at 464 W. Judson Ave., the next street north. A bullet hole was found in a fence and two in a tree near the Judson residence, police said.

Colvin lived on Whitman Lane on the East Side in January 1996 when he was convicted of robbery, escape and weapons charges. His charges stemmed from an armed holdup of Foy’s Bar-BQ on Market Street and a Mahoning Avenue pizza shop the previous October.


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1bmanresident(597 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Just let 'em kill each other.

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2ghostofjohnyoung(163 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Here we go again.

Another thug that SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN PRISON.

How does someone in 1996 get:
37 1/2 years and 90 years in prison

Then 15 years later, the same person is killed, not in a prison, but out on the streets?

37 1/2 years was the minimum. What happened to this sentence?

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3janpo11(2 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago


First thing i thought of too, why is this guy out of prison with a sentence like he got?

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4Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Wanna b gangstas that eventually end up six feet under. You want to play you have to pay one way or another.
Do they ever contribute to society?

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5redvert(2056 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Care to guess how many local little mamas' have become pregnant since the body was discovered? What does this have to do with his death you ask? You must constantly replace your fallen troops or fear running out.

So who will be the first one to whine about the Vindy publishing his criminal history? Sorry but that was his claim to fame!

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6Stan(9923 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Shed not your tears for Duane L. Colvin . He died in the company of friends and had lived the hood life to its fullest . . ..

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7Attis(873 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Why not just redline the whole Southside from Midlothian to Woodland and South to Glenwood as one big cemetery? All those neighborhood garden spots on Market Street where once houses and businesses stood already have the feeling of a vast cemetery. May as well complete the job since no one is interested in stopping the killing in these killing fields (unless the victim is white).

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8mrswayne(2 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I'm really offended by some of tha comments that were made. Duane was my daughter's father. I thought every human life is precious regardless of their past? Tha system took him away from us in 96 while I was pregnant and he was only a child. Now he is gone forever and my daughter and him can never make up for lost time. Such disrespect and ignorance in this world. He was still smbdys father child n brother.

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9libby1(3 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I agree. What uncaring individuals to say such horrible things. No one knows the circumstances as to which his life ended except him and the person who did it. People are quoting the bible; however, just remember, every sinner has a past and every saint has a future. If Duane was a family member of one of the "cruel" individuals who wrote such horrible things, how would you feel. Obviously the people who wrote these horrible things didn't know him. I did because I am his aunt. Why does he have to be a thug. Was it because he spent time in prison? Was it because he made mistakes in his life? Since people want to quote the bible then let me tell you this, Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Duane was loving, kind, caring, and a good person. He was loved by many and will continue to be loved and remembered.

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10fairhaven00(2 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

I don't know what to say. I"m just hurt to see how people in the world read and don't no the facts. He was nothing like that. I love this young man my cousin.I'm so glad people did't create the world where would we be still in the WILDERNESS WOW Remember judge not for u will not be judge.

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11Planter(18 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Duane, another " loving, kind, caring, and a good person" gone too soon. Go figure.

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12Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

mrswayne

"Tha system took him away from us in 96 while I was pregnant and he was only a child."

And the system put him back in society and what does he do? MURDER a INNOCENT 80 year old lady in a CHURCH PARKING LOT! You can't get any lower then that!

fairhaven

"I don't know what to say. I"m just hurt to see how people in the world read and don't no the facts. He was nothing like that."

Read the above comment.

libby

"Obviously the people who wrote these horrible things didn't know him. I did because I am his aunt. Why does he have to be a thug. Was it because he spent time in prison? Was it because he made mistakes in his life?"

Read the above comment.

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13BusDriver(46 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Yes he was a human being and was someone's father someone's son and etc. but what gave him the right to go rob and kill an innocent elderly woman who was someone's mother, someones aunt and etc. what is right about that? And what is so right about the fact he was still roaming the streets and letting an innocent man stay in prison for his doing how good of a person is that? No one is perfect in this world but you have no right to take someones life. If the first time you go to prison come out and change your life that is great but you keep repeating crimes then you can guarantee it will come back at you in the end.

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