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Woman used as bait in shooting death

Published: Thu, July 12, 2012 @ 12:07 a.m.



By Ed Runyan



A woman said she was used as bait by four masked black men who made her stand on the front porch of the house at 341 Charles Ave. SE while they knocked on the door and then shot Delshawn Scott to death as he answered the door early Monday.

The woman told dispatchers in a 911 call that she got out of her car about 1 a.m. and went into a relative’s house, where she saw four black males. The house had been “turned over,” she said. Her relative wasn’t home.

Her relative’s home is just behind the home where Scott was staying at 341 Charles.

The men were all armed with “big guns,” one of them with a “huge gun,” and they pointed them at the woman and told her to knock on the door of the house where Scott was staying, she said.

The men were wearing hooded sweat shirts and had masks on their faces and threatened to kill her if she didn’t do what they said, the woman said.

They walked her to the front porch at 341 Charles, where two of the men stood on the porch and two others stood at the side of the house.

The men knocked, she said. She didn’t describe what happened next other than to say the men shot Scott. She said she ran away, fearful for her life. The men took the keys to her car, so she was on foot and out of breath when she made the 911 call.

The front door of 341 Charles has 11 gunshot holes in it. Each of the shots was numbered by police, who said the shots came from an assault rifle.

Scott was found unresponsive on the first floor of the house and was dead at the scene, Warren police said.

Scott, 36, was born in Detroit and gave a Taylor, Mich., address to police when he was arrested in June 2009, according to records at the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office. A search by The Vindicator turned up no other criminal record for him in Trumbull County.


1Lifes2Short(3882 comments)posted 4 years ago

Nothing but rabid animals! These are the kind of cockroaches you would love to just squash to the ground.

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2Photoman(1248 comments)posted 4 years ago

Hillary is to sign the U.N. Small Arms Treaty on July 27. This is a back door approach to gun control in the U.S. When this gun control occurs only military and police agencies will have legal weapons. We will be at the mercy of these two opposing forces and not able to count on any legal armed people for support. The above mentioned animals will be controlling many more of our neighborhoods.

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3DwightK(1537 comments)posted 4 years ago

I wasn't aware the Secretary of State had the power to sign international treaties. I thought that authority still resided with the President and the Senate.

Meanwhile, back in reality, it's a shame what's happening in Warren and Youngstown. The police could do their job better if more people were willing to speak up about the people commiting these crimes.

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4georgejeanie(1526 comments)posted 4 years ago

Let em kill each other less for the taxpayer to pay for every month.

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5BrothaLove(81 comments)posted 4 years ago


That was a hateful statement and you must remember it's all good and fine to you until the violence comes knocking at your door.


I am not a convicted felon and believe in law and order. I hold a concealed carry permit and I say this — "The government can have my firearms when they pry them from my cold dead hands!"

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6ageofreason(3 comments)posted 4 years ago

Photoman's post is inaccurate. You can always try snopes.com to look up claims like that. http://www.snopes.com/politics/guns/u...

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7sweetiepie(15 comments)posted 4 years ago

In response to photoman & fattynskinny: I live in Copley Ohio, outside of Akron an last summer a gunman killed 6 people 2 were children because he felt disrespected. I thought with all the gun-toting cowboys like yourselves who did have a full arsenal when it came time for the neighbors to protect their hood in suburbs they hid for cover! The gunman wasn't black he looked just like them, I guess it's easier to shoot a person of color. No smoking gun here! Just saying

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8lumper(301 comments)posted 4 years ago

were there really 4 masked men ? sounds fishy. hoped they tested "the bait ' for gunshot residue.

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