City man arrested in Oct. homicide

Staff Report


A Youngstown man convicted in a 2005 murder has been arrested in an October homicide.

Janero S. Mitchell is facing aggravated murder charges after he was apprehended at his Norwood Avenue home Friday.

On Oct. 21, Mark S. Haskins, 57, also of Norwood Avenue, was found with several gunshot wounds in front of a house on the southwest corner of Bissell and Kensington avenues on the North Side. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where he died a day later.

Haskins was unresponsive when police arrived but was revived by paramedics, according to reports.

Haskins told officers he knew the man who shot him.

Records show the original call to police was to report a fight, but before the dispatcher could alert officers, it changed to a shooting.

According to Vindicator files, Mitchell pleaded guilty in 2006 to reckless homicide for the 2005 case, and was sentenced to four years in prison.

Those charges came in June 2005, when Mitchell was 19, for the shooting death of Anthony McBride, 39.

McBride, described as homeless, was found shot to death on the sidewalk between 810 and 840 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Youngstown.

Charged along with Mitchell was William A. Williams of New York Avenue.

According to a media release from the Youngstown Police Department, the U.S. Marshals assisted Youngstown police in Mitchell’s arrest Friday.

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