Assault weapon recovered in probe of child’s murder


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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