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Youngstown police build time line for city’s latest killing

Published: Sun, September 25, 2011 @ 9:06 p.m.

Staff Report


Police are attempting to build a time line for 32-year-old Duane Colvin’s last few hours alive by interviewing witnesses and neighbors.

Residents of the South Side neighborhood found Colvin dead in a field early Saturday between 463 and 471 Ferndale Ave.

“We are trying to interview people to find out where he was living hours before he died,” Police Chief Rod Foley said Sunday night.

He said there have been no warrants issued.

The police report listed his address at 359 E. Florida Ave., about one and half northeast of where his body was found, but police are not even sure if he was living there.

There were two bullet casings found in the driveway of 464 W. Judson Ave., and a witness said she heard five shots fired Friday night. Police found three bullet holes, two in a tree near and one in a fence near the Judson residence. The next morning, a worker found the body and called a friend who worked as a 911 dispatcher. Police found Colvin lying on his side about 10 a.m.

Foley would not say how many bullets entered Colvin’s body or where on his body the fatal shot or shots were.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.


1MFC997(261 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Looks like the Crime of the Century ...

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2UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Youngstown Hoodrat execution at it's finest!

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3NilesOhio(987 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

This article is riddled with missing words.

"about one and half northeast" - One and a half what - miles?

"two in a tree near and one in a fence" - near what, or was it supposed to be nearby?

It's amazing how far proofreading has gone down the tubes.

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4mrswayne(2 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Its pitiful how ignorant ppl are....first off y was he tried as an adult for robbery? Tha little boy from pa getting tried as a child for murder???? Tha system is catered to certain ppl and its truly sad.

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

mrswayne :
I can sense your apathy . There should be outrage over this man losing his life ! Is society to blame ? YOU BET ! There was a promise extened to him for many years in a sheltered environment (AKA PRISON) at taxpayer expense . An early release cut short that promise and contributed to his loss of life .

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6Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago


"Tha system is catered to certain ppl and its truly sad."

And what would that be?

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7ghostofjohnyoung(163 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Let's not claim the criminal justice system is somehow racist. That's what the inference was.

Ohio and Pennsylvania are two different places judicially.

They charge plenty of minors as minors in Pennsylvania. It's a case-by-case determination.

As always, everyone can claim unfairness, racism, etc. over and over to justify everything. Or they can throw the worn out poverty card or whichever other excuse card they have on hand.

Excuses are exactly why this area is a steaming heap of crime infested cr@p.

No that's right, it's not your fault for anything. It's the man and the plan to keep you down.

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8DwightK(1535 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

The system deals with people dumb enough to enter it. If you don't commit crimes you don't have to deal with the system.

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9Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

ghostofjohnyoung :

"Excuses are exactly why this area is a steaming heap of crime infested cr@p. "

I beg to differ with that . . .. We have extended far too much freedom and far too many have the freedom to do 24/7 crime withour being shackled with employment . People need an identity and they have deleloped culture with this exercise of freedom . They now identify with this culture and curse those who toil to sustain them with tax dollars . We now experience our creation when they frolic and destroy at will .

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10libby1(3 comments)posted 4 years, 9 months ago

Do any of you really know what really happened? All of you are assuming that what happened was a criminal act on the part of Duane because of his prison sentence. The only ones who really know what happened are Duane and the person who shot him and God. Why don't all of you get off of your "high horses" and come down to reality. Someone said the "system" isn't racist. Well, I beg to differ. It is racist. I've seen a lot and I know a lot. The newspaper is also of the "racist" kind. There were 3 people killed in two weeks. Why was the "white" man's story on the front page, but Duane's was on the third or fourth page. Unfortunately, it does and is happening. I know because I am white and married to a black man. I see it all of the time. I see how people treat me before they find out that my husband is black. I see how they treat my biracial children. It is 2011, people have more rights and more freedom, but racism is still alive and rampant in our United States. Many of you are very cruel with your words and don't even know Duane. I happen to know him very well.

By the way, to the person who was talking about the proofreading, get a life. You just showed how selfish and self-centered you are. There is a lot of information missing from all of the articles about Duane; however, no one has ever asked what type of person he was. Everyone just assumes that he was this horrible person. All that is cared about is his release from prison. He didn't make that decision, the parole board did. Leave Duane and our family alone so that he can rest in peace and so we can grieve in peace.

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