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East Side teen killed in shooting

Published: Sat, January 28, 2012 @ 8:07 p.m.


A 17-year-old male is dead after he was shot outside an apartment on the city’s East Side.

Police Chief Rod Foley said the juvenile was killed around 2:15 a.m. today outside 1040 Kendis Circle.

His name wasn’t released as of Saturday evening.

The victim apparently was attending a party at the residence, Foley said.

The chief said police don’t have any suspects at this time, but they spent today interviewing people present at the time of the shooting.

No other details were available as of this evening.


1georgejeanie(1486 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Wow, what a town.

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2Realwill(7 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

We are,tired of all of these's little black children dying.where are all of these gun's,coming from?Eric Holder need to check into this(Mr.Black Man)(U.S.attorney General)!!!!

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3misslady(20 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

This has to stop! These kids got all this enegry to pull a trigger then they need the same enegry to go fight for our country ..

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

Youngstown Police are investigating the city's third homicide of 2012.

It happened just before 2:00 a.m. Saturday on Kendis Circle on the city's east side. The victim was identified as 17-year-old, Carlos Cruz Jr., who was also known as "Los."

"There were shots fired, and there were several people in the area when it happened," said Detective Michael Lambert of the Youngstown Police Department. Officers said there was a party going on at one of the apartments. Cruz was walking to the other end of the complex when witnesses said they heard shots.

One woman also said she saw him face down on the ground.

"He was found deceased at the scene, and we're investigating the events that took place leading up to it and after it," said Lambert.

Word of the shooting spread instantly through social media. Tweets saying, "I still can't believe somebody took my nephew." Another read,"I lost my lil cousin to violence." There's also a tweet that read, "He didn't go nowhere by himself, let alone the east man." Police have said they are looking into that particular tweet.

"People saying this might have happened or that might have, there's a lot of he said she said stuff going on right now," said Lambert. "We have to investigate those because of the age we're living in now, and sometimes that helps and sometimes that makes it harder."

While police search for answers, Cruz's friends and family are remembering the young man who turned 17 just two weeks ago.


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

@unionforever.he still was a humanbeing,just as much as,your love ones.we need to stop all this Devilish Madness.so please try&help us to stop this madness.because your love ones,can be next!(THE REAL WILL)!!!!!

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6Attis(1128 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

Guess the War on Terrorism does not apply to the terrorism imposed on and by the expendable youth of Youngstown, longtime murder capital of the USA...

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7ijuswannalive(2 comments)posted 4 years, 4 months ago

@UnionForever you have no right to judge people. you don't know his life or his family/friends, we are hurt and we do read this. he was not a bad kid he was always in school and I'm sure he got good grades. he kept everyone laughing and made his mother/father proud. as the criminal record i never heard of him being in jail, he had dreams too. watch what you say online a mother have lost her child and she is a good and nice woman. NOT ALL BLACK TEENS ARE IN GANGS!!
R.I.P.Lil Los

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