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Assault weapon recovered in probe of child’s murder



Published: Tue, August 21, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m.

Assault weapon recovered in probe of child’s murder

YOUNGSTOWN

An assault weapon was recovered Tuesday near the East Side residence of Shawn Ramone Wilson, 21, a person of interest in the murder of an eight-year-old boy, police said.

Bryce Linebaugh was killed about 1:15 a.m. Monday as he slept in a bunk bed at his home, 1404 Maplewood Court in Rockford Village.

Police have said the shooter used a semi-automatic assault rifle, possibly an AK-47, to fire six to 12 rounds into the boy’s house and a next-door neighbor.

Wilson was named a person of interest Monday and turned himself into police about 4 p.m. Monday. Wilson is being held in Mahoning County jail on an unrelated probation violation. As of 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wilson had not been charged in connection with boy’s murder.

Police searched a wooded area next to Wilson’s Browning Avenue residence about 10 a.m. Tuesday and found a weapon after about 30 minutes of searching, police said.


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