Warren police probe multiple gun incidents over a few days

Staff report


Police are investigating the possibility that several gun incidents from the weekend are related.

The first one occurred at 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 1300 block of Fifth Street Southwest during a party.

An argument between females took place, then the nephew of one woman pulled a gun and started to aim it at people and made threats, police said.

Another male got the nephew out of the house, but the suspect started to kick the rear window of the house and then broke out the window by hitting it with the gun.

A shot was heard and a bullet hole was found above the window.

About 50 minutes later, police were called to the BP gas station, 1290 E. Market St., for shots fired at a car being filled with gasoline. The driver, 29, of Southwest Warren, had two passengers.

No one was injured, but the 2001 Cadillac was hit three times by bullets.

Twenty-three hours later, at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, a 45-year-old resident of the 1100 block of South Street Southeast reported being on his computer in the front room of his house when he heard three gunshots. Police located bullet holes on the north side and south side of the home but no bullet casings.

Finally, at 9:55 p.m. Monday, a 26-year-old Linden Avenue Southeast man reported that he was returning home when he noticed his front door unlocked and saw someone inside the house.

The man came to the door, so the victim slammed the suspect’s hand in the door and ran toward East Market Street as the suspect fired gunshots at him. The victim was not injured by the gunshots but had blood on his pants and a cut on his hand, police said.

The victim reported that he found two of his firearms missing.

Police searched the victim’s house and found dried marijuana in the attic and several marijuana plants being grown in the basement.

No charges were filed.

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