Warren police release one man held in Sunday shooting

WARREN — Reginald Baldwin, 21, one of the two men placed in the Trumbull County jail in connection to Sunday’s homicide, was released from the Trumbull County jail at about 11 a.m. today.

Nick Graham, assistant Warren prosecutor, said he was released because he was not charged. Charges will go forward against the other man police picked up Sunday, Dale Hatch, 25.

Baldwin went to the Warren Police Department after being released from the jail in an attempt to claim personal property he said police took from him.

When asked why police let him go, Baldwin said he didn’t talk to news media. Warren police could not be reached to comment.

Hatch will be arraigned early Wednesday in Warren Municipal Court on charges of felonious assault and aggravated murder. Hatch remained in the jail Monday afternoon.

Baldwin and Hatch are both from Detroit, though Hatch told jail officials he lives on Youngstown Road in Warren.

Police detained Baldwin and Hatch for questioning Sunday shortly after the 10:30 a.m. shooting in the backyard at 156 Elm Road.

Marco Dukes, 32, of Warren was found with multiple gunshot wounds to his body and head on the rear porch of the residence. He died later at a Cleveland hospital.

Larry A. Smith, 29, of Warren, suffered at least one gunshot wound of the torso in a hail of gunfire. Police won’t say how many shots were fired, but police placed about 40 evidence markers on the ground at the shooting scene.

Police apprehended Hatch on High Street Northeast a short time after the shooting, police said. Baldwin was apprehended in the 200 block of Vine Street Northeast at around the same time. The two locations are in opposite directions from where the shootings took place.

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