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UPDATE: Police seek suspect after fatal shooting on South Side

Published: Wed, June 13, 2012 @ 1:21 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — A man identified as Dion Weatherspoon, was found shot to death in the 200 block of Hilton Avenue on the city's South Side late this morning.

The incident began right before 11:30 a.m. as a large fight among several males fight that escalated into a shooting.

Police arrived on the scene, and found the man shot multiple times. A woman believed to be the man's mother also arrived on the scene.

Police are looking for a black man who was seen shirtless with a gun riding a bicycle away from the scene immediately after the shooting

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1peggygurney(392 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

I heard the shots, as this is only about 4 blocks from my house.

The south side is going crazy! =(

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2hollywood(94 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

i have no idea who he or his family is. but a life lost is so sad. my prayers go to his mother and father and family.

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3DwightK(1250 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

That looks like a nice neighborhood.

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4danikytn(247 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

I will never understand the lookyloos...Yes lets all hurry and run to see the newest victim of ignorance, yes please also bring your babies and blinged out purses, show those little ones what their future is if they dont start acting like responsible adults. This is pathetic, the wailing and rolling on the grasses, the people with their camera phones out and the people smiling for the videographers. Yes, how surprising, how could such a thing as this occur on the southside of youngstown, what is the world coming too. How about you go back inside, get the newspaper, find a job and start to break the cycle, be a part of your kids lives, live responsibly, you dumb bunnies!

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5Billy_Bob(60 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Some of you act like this is a game? What if it happened to you or your family? Then what would your reaction be?

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6danikytn(247 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

It wouldnt happen to my family, because we live our lives completely differently. The only way this would happen is if we were innocent bystanders caughts in the middle of bulls*t like this. Its not a game, so try telling that to the homies, tell them to quit taking life for granted, quit repeating the cycle, and have some damn pride for once.

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7Attis(873 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Yesterday the Youngstown police department launched its VIP program: Violence Interruption Patrols. Cute name, but it obviously made no difference. Nothing short of massive intervention will. But then again this is the southside of Youngstown, USA, not southern Afghanistan. So Uncle Sam and the 1% do not give a damn.

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8tonyb2913(20 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Nobody will ever care if the people that live in these areas dont care! Im just being honest this lifestyle is what these kids want don't anybody get it. Thanks to hip-hop promoting this lifestyle.

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9davybabyboy(6 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Go to Mahoning co courts and look at his record. I am happy he is off the streets. Let them keep killing each other. Glad to see my tax dollars supporting this kind of trash.

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10arbalaugh(13 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

"Again...another south side incident whilst everyone was home from work on lunch, having a simple meal."

Seriously? Home from work for lunch? You really believe that?

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11Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago


"Some of you act like this is a game? What if it happened to you or your family? Then what would your reaction be?"

My family wouldn't have a rap sheet this long....





RECEIVING STOLEN PROP./ $5000-$100,000




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12JorgeeBoi(6 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Good Kharma for our family since he took the life of one of us.He was a worthless piece of crap that got what was coming to him.It took 5 years to bring justice for us but worth the wait.You're not going to be reunited with this moron in heaven.He's going down !

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13briant(57 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

WOW! I will be in my hometwon next week on my way back from Cedar Point. I used to deliver papers on Hilton Ave...So sad...We all follow this crap from Florida...just Sad, very sad...

We all know that there are GREAT people from Y-Town...never regret growing up by St. Dom's...

I have never considered myself racist, but the more I read from down hear the more my mind wants to change...

WHY?? Lord God in Heaven my old house on Auburndale is worth 17k???



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14redvert(2056 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

briant, agree with you except that there is no raising taking place, just have them and go work on the next one. More you have the more taxpayer money you get.

Perhaps we should start a lottery to see which street on the south side will have the honor of the first two separate cleansings! Might as well let the thugs provide some entertainment.

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15Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Aman Aman

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16L0L(648 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

I can't wait for the shirts!!!! And I love how the family is always sooooo heart broken and sad and acts like a bunch of idiots at the scene. Maybe if they cared that much in the first place tehir "loved one" wouldn't be laying on the ground. Maybe they would've been at school or even GASP.... work!!

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17Knightcap(693 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Having second thoughts about going to the Uptown theater, The Oven and moonlight bowling at Mar-Hill.

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18zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Oh another rocket scientist bites the dust. I too am waiting for the excuses and praise on what an upstanding person and father to probably 6or 7 kids were paying for no doubt. As I said in mosts of my posts this is this ethnics form of baseball. We have baseball they have killing like their brother muslims except they wear the bling when they play on our government dollar!! You can forget the VIP thing. If you noticed on the westside an over abundance of YPD, you don't think they might want to head to the hood do you?? Oh I forgot that would be work and dangerous for them. WOW The only good thing is one less cockroach but they populate so fast the next 12-year old is popping one out now and learning the welfare handbook

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19kensgirl(590 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Until the welfare system is revised nothing will change. Stop giving free handouts to these people. The more kids they have the more money they receive - period. One child is killed so the mom pops another one out to compensate for lost wages. It'll only get worse.

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20hollywood(94 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

wow! the ppl on here talking about how no good and lazy and messed up ppl in youngstown are is really just as bad as the no good messed up ppl. u have no heart no feeling in you about what you say. some of these comments are so sad. how will anything ever get better in the world. you say those ppl, i say you are part of the problem. havent you ever heard "if you dont have nothing nice to say dont say nothing at all" this person is gone he dont hear you only the ones left behind does. is there no feeling at all for the ppl who did love him but could only pray for him because grown ppl make their own decisions nomatter what their parents say. its just so sad the thoughts that go thru some of your heads.

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21yng00128(67 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

To the gang bangers who are doing the shooting....try to shoot in the legs or arms or even abdominal cavity....new surgical residents start in July and the trauma team at st. E's will need the practice. Dont kill them for the coroner!!!!

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22CongressWatcher(157 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

If you want to entice people to do something you pay them. The federal government is responsible for this useless subculture. There really are some people living in these neighborhoods who are trying to live life the right way. However, the city should save any money they spend on economic development. These fools make it impossible for anyone to choose to live in Youngstown if they can possibly afford to live anywhere else.

Instead of letting these criminals out of jail early can the criminal justice system please put together a program that puts these offenders to work cleaning up these neighborhoods? Please give us taxpayers something for all this money we are throwing at "poverty". Look at the good things that have been done by the CCA on Market Street. I almost feel safe driving down Market street now that they tore down all the buildings and I can see trouble coming from a long way. The federal government needs to stop borrowing my kids' money to give it to these kids' to make more kids. Please! Either make the changes or get the hell out of office!

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23Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago


"wow! the ppl on here talking about how no good and lazy and messed up ppl in youngstown are is really just as bad as the no good messed up ppl.""

No need to go the sentimental path, sugar coating, etc. This is the "real" life, it is what it is. Are you not sick and tired of the murders for the most senseless things? What if a "INNOCENT" child or a "INNOCENT" person was gunned down because of these young wanna be gangstas playing with guns. You reap what you sow but leave the INNOCENT ones, the ones that work, try to raise a family, drug free, out of it. His family had to know what was going on, and what did they do to stop him? Nothing! So quit blaming the INNOCENT citizens and blame who needs to be blamed! The players in all this. smh at such stupidity in society today.

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24hollywood(94 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

blame the innocent im not doing. its just crazy anybody can celebrate the death of anyone. ok so he wasnt a nice person. so that justifies whats being said? i do belive what comes around goes around. but its just amazes me that so many so called innocent ppl can celebrate the death of anyone. and if his family did know how could they stop him? im sure someone was praying and really as parents of adults thats all we can do.

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25Lifes2Short(3875 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago


"its just crazy anybody can celebrate the death of anyone."

Show me ONE COMMENT where someone is celebrating the death of someone??

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26zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

hollywood wake up. Maybe the truth is hitting too close to home for you, but the rest of us are sick and tired of the trouble with the cockroaches. And the rest of the normal people can make these comments because in their realm all this does look crazy. In the cockroaches realm this is just another day in their exciting drama filled life. So excuse the normal people for not putting this in that crazy perspective

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27zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

good comment lifes2short ya gotta wonder how some people can ignore what their reading. The only thing i can figure its hitting too close to home with the truthful comments

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28SMH76(3 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

@ holly i agree with you. a parent can raise a child in a good home with the best and install morals and everything else. but when that child becomes grown they choose what they do. once they are grown all you can do is pray and hope they will change. a person can talk til they blue in the face if a person dont want to change they wont. you continue to be positive and don't worry about the ignorant comments that were said to you on here. that shows they have their heads so far up their a** that they don't have the mindset to try and make a stand. it's funny how ppl have so much to say but don't get up off their a** and do something. it's not about hitting home for holly she is telling the truth but if you weren't so high in the clouds you would realize it. it was a couple comments on here celebrating his death. one was davybabyboy who said " I'm glad he off the street" duh doesn't that sound like celebrating? and the other said karma for their family. they lost one of theirs so the 5yrs waiting was worth it. duh that sounds like celebrating to me. @ danikytn you can't say it wont happen to your family all you can do is hope and pray. it don't matter where you live because you can be out minding your business and get robbed or something can happen where you are. shut up with that dumb talk it will never happen sounds to me like you are one who talks and no action. if ppl are not willing to stand and make a change then they should shut up. you ever hear of actions speak louder than words? well your words a speaking louder than your actions. it don't matter about his rap sheet. that fact is he is gone and his family is hurting behind someone wanting to play God and take his life. No one as the right to take a life only God. and as far as ppl saying they glad tax dollars are going toward ppl killing. u sound stupid as h*ll. it's sad that my tax dollars are not going toward cleaning up the holes in the streets or tearing down all the empty houses and buildings that are easy for crime to take place. it's a shame that we have scary cops who only worry about the westside instead of worrying about high crime areas. the only time you see them on the southside is when they sitting at the shell on south ave and midlothian having coffee and doughnut hour. wow and to think my tax dollars are paying for that lol. all of you who made your negative comments on here need to wake up because you are no better than anyone else. you are just stuck up and ignorant. @ holly you keep praying and trusting in god for what you need because he will come through for you.

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29southsidedave(4780 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Violence in the hood once again...I read this young man's obit and felt sorry for his family - R.I.P.

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30zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

SMH76: Newflash!!!!! Normal people are glad these degenerates are off the street not producing 6-7 gov't assisted children that they can't raise!!! If you take any sense of offense by these comments you have to be the problem or involved in it not to understand why Us working people have to sell our nice houses (IF WE CAN BECAUSE OF THE DEVASTATION) because these people can't operate in the norm!! So you probably don't understand why everyone is just sick of the excuses these people produce by the MILLIONS. And after all mosts of these posts don't probably live as you where maybe a killing does not seem a big deal. Like I've stated before this is their form of sport (killing,sex,pregnancy,bling) in that order

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31gbeans01(11 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

I'm glad the POS is dead so he won't corrupt MY kids one day.......not that I would allow that as I keep a close watch on my kids. I am so disgusted that the gov't continues to "fund" this lifestyle I could puke. They need to completely revoke the welfare system, START DRUG TESTING, and monitor the f-ing lowlifes they give my husband's hard earned money to. In the meantime, let the bastards blow each other's a$$e$ off the face of the earth.

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32fattynskinny(195 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

hell ya...the stupid thug is dead....

that's celebrating

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33zz3(931 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

SMH76 Unfortunately for you as you can see by the many posts, normal people are finally waking up and speaking the truth and facts about your community and the people in it. Change can only come if the people responsible accept the truth. But again unfortunately it is not in the DNA make up just lame excuses by the millions with no factual basis

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