Police search for clues in shooting at Campbell's Kirwan Homes


The public-housing complex in Campbell is relatively safe despite a fatal shooting there Wednesday, police and the housing authority director say.

James Hills, 47, was shot around 8:15 p.m. and died later at St. Elizabeth Health Center.

Police said Friday they still have nothing on a suspect in the case, and they do not know a motive for the shooting.

Hills was shot in the parking lot of the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority offices at the Kirwan Homes complex on Jackson Street.

He was walking home from his girlfriend’s apartment on Jean Street to his own on Monroe Street. Both of those streets are in the complex.

Police said there were no witnesses. Hills had no criminal record, they said.

Hills’ girlfriend, Lakeisha Perry, said he was a “sweet man” who never bothered anyone.

His murder was the first in the city since 2010, and that murder occurred elsewhere in the city.

In fact, say Campbell Sgt. Dave Taybus and Carmelita Douglas, YMHA executive director, the Kirwan Homes have been quiet and relatively problem-free for years.

Read more on the situation at the complete in Sunday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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