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19-year-old shooting suspect shot; in critical condition

Published: Thu, February 16, 2012 @ 12:07 a.m.

Suspect arrested; victim considered ‘person of interest’

By David Skolnick



An East Florida Avenue man the police chief says is a “person of interest” in a number of shootings, including the Jan. 28 murder of a 17-year-old male, is in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head.

Police say Lamont McQueen, 20, of West Lucius Avenue admitted he shot Cedrick Robinson, 19, after the two “were tussling” at McQueen’s South Side home. The shooting occurred about 3:20 p.m. Wednesday in McQueen’s driveway, police said.

Robinson was lying face up at the end of McQueen’s driveway and unresponsive when officers arrived, and McQueen was walking from one side of the drive to the other, acting nervous, police said.

McQueen also took officers to the gun used in the shooting, which was in the garage of a nearby house, police said.

McQueen, who had two small bags of suspected marijuana on him when arrested, is to appear today in Youngstown Municipal Court on a charge of felonious assault. He was taken Wednesday to the county jail.

Robinson is a “person of interest” in Jan. 28 murder of Carlos Crues Jr., 17, who was gunned down at a party on the city’s East Side, said Police Chief Rod Foley.

Police say Crues was killed as retaliation for the Jan. 7 murder of Tre’Von Kim-brough, 18, but Crues was a person of interest and not a suspect in that killing.

Robinson also is suspected of being involved in other shootings but hasn’t been charged in any of those because witnesses won’t come forward, Foley said.

“He’s been an up-and-comer the past few months” in terms of suspected criminal activity, Foley said of Robinson.

The police chief added that Robinson is a “very violent young individual.”

But McQueen’s suspected shooting of Robinson was “not in retaliation to other crimes,” Foley said. “It was an argument with a friend that turned violent.”

Robinson was being treated late Wednesday for his wound at St. Elizabeth Health Center. Foley said Robinson was in “very critical condition.”


1Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

"........ because witnesses won’t come forward, Foley said.

When are they going to realize until they start talking more and more of these wanna be gangstas will kill. Getting tired of all the memorials, dedications, bleeding hearts that come on here time after time and always the same sh@#, he was a good boy, never hurt no one, never in trouble, etc, when they can do something about it NOW but never do! Has to end sometime and not when their six feet under.

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2Photoman(1248 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

It is saddening that the elders in our community are unable to control some of this behavior but they, too, live in fear of these lil monsters. The local yokel gangsters are to be displaced in the future by animals more viscous than most human minds can conceive thanks to our unwillingness to demand and receive closed borders.

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3MFC997(261 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

problem solved ...

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4DanBrown11(5 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Its a vicious cycle of no education, young people having children that they have no idea how to raise, and the people with the intelligence to help not caring unless it affects them directly... Youngstown doesn't have a chance if this keeps up

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5Realwill(7 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Maybe,if they take these Guns.away from these little children.you would not,have all of these Killings.because as we see.they are all punks,anyway.Stop da KKK.(Kids,Killing,Kids).

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6DaddyD(24 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

This SH#$%&T is sooooo sickening, this violence needs to STOP!!!!!! If this is going on in the Winter I hate to see what the Spring and the Summer will be like this year!!!! Just no regard for human life.

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7DwightK(1537 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

You know, if you get an education and a job you don't have time for this nonsense. There's too many young men being shot who are at the age where they should be in college or at work.

If you think this can't be accomplished you aren't trying hard enough.

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8DaddyD(24 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

He died!!!!!!

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9ripced2012(2 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

You shouldnt judge people god does not like any kind of ugly and what you guys are doing is also wrong. Let him rest in peace yes he has done things wrong but noone deserves there life taken. You so busy judging him an you dont even know why he was fighting over the gun all you know is what the news an the paper tell you. How would u feel if it was your son,brother, cousin,uncle? Would you still talk like this? He may have done somethings wrong but he was still a young man that was a wonderful guy an haf a wonderful family. Rip cedrick.

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10Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago


"He may have done somethings wrong but he was still a young man that was a wonderful guy an haf a wonderful family. Rip cedrick."

So why are they burying him at age 19? Don't you get angry, mad, upset, pis@#ed off at burying teenagers? Young adults getting buried before their parents. That's the problem, it's like it's being accepted in the community. Don't you finally realize something has to be done?? Not when it's to late but now! It's never going to change until people start talking and people have enough of the BS and sugar coating and excuses.
Are the things he did wrong contribute to his death? If so, why not correct it well he's still alive instead of having to bury him. It's all just so senseless. Pitiful.

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