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First Youngstown 2012 homicide occurs near today's Safety Summit



Published: Sat, January 7, 2012 @ 10:01 p.m.

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Police are hoping “a couple of witnesses” who were in the area of the city’s first homicide of 2012 will be able to help police solve it.

Tre’Von Kimbrough, 18, of 3939 Rush Boulevard, was found dead at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, shot multiple times and found in the rear parking area of a vacant business at 3707 Market St. on the South Side.

Among the witnesses are customers of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles office across the street from 3707 Market Street, said Detective Sgt. John Kelty.

“They heard the shots, [went across the street], saw the victim and called police,” Kelty said.

No arrests had been made as of Saturday night. “We’re trying to piece it all together,” Kelty said.

The homicide location is just south of East Judson Avenue and about four blocks south and west of St. Dominic Church, where neighborhood block-watch members and law-enforcement officials met from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday to talk about collaborative ways to address crime.

“We’re not sure what led up to it,” Kelty said of the homicide.

Kimbrough played basketball for East High School during the 2009-2010 school year, according to Vindicator archives.


Comments

1Attis(903 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

At the dawn of a new year and in the dawn of his adult life, a youth is killed like a dog in the killing fields of a town without any real pity. Don't believe it? Then compare the outrage of his murder to that of the elderly white woman killed in St. Dom's parking lot about a year ago. Ain't gonna be none.

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2Boardman120(82 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

@carlstaatz; How in the hell is this the responsibility of "slumlords"???!!!
This is the problem in America today: NO ONE takes responsibility for their actions, and NO ONE expects responsibility for their actions.
Instead, idiots like you assign responsibility based on their own asinine prejudices.
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A LANDLORD. THIS HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH ANIMALS WHO DON'T RESPECT THE LAW.

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3michaelhowardd(1 comment)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Don't assume your group's auto insurance offering is the best deal. Comparison shop, talk to your financial adviser or check "Clearance Auto Insurance"

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4Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

"“We’re not sure what led up to it,” Kelty said of the homicide."

Just like all the shootings and killings and violence on the South Side, it'll be something stupid and senseless.

1. Drugs
3. Gang related
2. A robbery gone bad
3. Fight over a girl

These animals really need to be caged up or six feet under.

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5Superstar7(122 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

“We’re not sure what led up to it,” Kelty said of the homicide."
To stop it:
1. Eliminate all mandates that fund existing urban occupation by criminals.
2. Eliminate ALL Section 8 housing, reducing the motivation for these urban occupiers to stay in this area.The urban occupiers ruin the property; stop tax payer funding to replace/repair ANY Section 8 housing.
3. Eliminate all tax-payer funding of all "public housing" urban occupation.
4. 6:00 PM curfew for all 21 & younger urban occupiers, 5:00 PM on weekends. (Exceptions- work & school.)
5. Use the tax savings to build prisons & jails, which offers employment.
6. Use the tax savings to send these urban occupiers away; remove their motivations to remain in our areas.
7. Do you REALLY wish to solve the urban occupier generated problems?

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6UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Youngstown will never change. No Hope!

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7HeMyPO(92 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Attis,

You cannot be that Dumb !! If so, do us all a favor & leave.

The elderly lady was coming out of Church. This Kimbrough kid, was probably living the life of Crime. Look at his last name, "Kimbrough". Check the Mahoning County Court records. The whole Kimbrough family has been Arrested for; Drugs, Theft, Guns, etc.

Yeah Moron, theres a BIG difference between the two.

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8captdinger(108 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

"michaelhowardd", why don't you take your lousy insurance ads and company and pay for some ads. I don't know why people like you can be so cheap and ignorant as to put your ads on the editoreal page. Man up and spend some money if your company is so great.

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9VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

One week into the new year and we now have one deadly murder. Will we have 52 deadly murders for the year?

Stay safe, avoid being a statistic, be very alert, don't go alone and stay away from the high crime areas.

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10Fred(131 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

In a city of little hope the victims lash out against one another.

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11city_resident(513 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Just curious, how do you eliminate subsidized housing?

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12formerlyyoungstown(3 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Number 1 regardless of who you are before you decide you wanna post a comment or your opinion regarding someone/situation you should have your FACTS STRAIGHT..This young man was not involved in a gang or drugs and does not live off of welfare or section 8, he comes from a good family and his mother works for a living. @HEMYPO, i know you cannot be that DUMB OR STUPID just because his last name is Kimbrough does not mean that he is related to those in the MAHONING COUNTY RECORDS AS U STATED look up your last name and see how many of them have records for DRUGS,CRIME ETC. so before you open your trap hole get your FACTS STRAIGHT. remember those who ASSume make an ASS of themselves...

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132muchtax(346 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

These low life's live off the system , Ohio is always behind everyone getting public assistance should have to take a random drug test, you know like working private employees, if u fail u are off assistance for 5yrs. I am sure the loe life ACLU and pobably some union will want to fight this! Taxpayers foot the bill again,

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14tammy9102(1 comment)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

How dare people judge who or what this kid is about!!!! If you do not know someone, shut your mouth! The idiots that post," this is gang related" or "drugs", before you speak, you should know more about the poor kid who is not with us anymore". How about that his mother is a hard working mother who loves her kids dearly and is hurting at this time? Before anyone opens their mouth, maybe they should think about what they are saying. I do not care what color anyone is.... there has been multiple people killed in that area and maybe we should think about that, and not what color this child was. Because we have a child that is no longer with us and he was loved by many. How would you feel, if this was your child that you are posting negative things about? Whether section 8, drugs, or just a kid going to see his girlfriend, get the story straight before you judge.

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15Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

former and tammy

So he was just out for a morning stroll and someone drives up to him and shoots him on a busy street during the morning when businesses are opened and such, not only one shot but multiple times just for the he@# of it?? So what your saying is whoever killed him did it just for something to do??

That scenario seems really unlikely unless of course it's mistaken identity, but then again "multiple" times he was shot, the perps knew what they doing and who they were shooting. Just saying.

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16formerlyyoungstown(3 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

@Lifes2Short...well to correct you the perp who took this young mans life was not in a car he was on foot, and havent you ever heard of someone being robbed and in the process the perp shoots and kills the person they are robbing or a person being at the wrong place at the wrong time?? This young man was on his way to catch the bus to go see his girlfriend as he often did and even if he was on a morning stroll he was entitled to do so. Daylight/Darkness people have been killed and with people around that has never stopped those perps before so UNLESS u were with the perp who killed this young man, noone will really know what happened until he is caught and to assume that drugs was related is pretty petty of society. as i will always say never Assume as you make an ASS out of yourself..JUST SAYING!!!!

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17Lifes2Short(3877 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

former

If you see my original post you will see what I wrote about the violence on the South Side. Does this incident fall into one of the category's?? If you feel inclined to you can cross out number one.

1. Drugs
3. Gang related
2. A robbery gone bad
3. Fight over a girl

Anyway, did a assume anything? No, I stated scenarios.
And how do you know he was on foot? Assuming that or were you a witness?

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18donfun(23 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Before posting hurtful things of the victim- one should consider the pain of their mother and father. My prayers are with the family.

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19formerlyyoungstown(3 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

@Lifes2Short... there was video footage showing that the perp was on foot..i didnt ASSume anything unlike others..THANK YOU!!!

@donfun..AMEN to that, you could not have said it any better, but all of those who want to make negative comments and assume if the tables were turned and the ignorance of society were making those types of comments toward their love one they would not like it..people need to just GROW UP!!!

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20southsidedave(4784 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

The wrong place at the wrong time can happen to anyone.

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