Man shot at his Howland mobile home

Man shot at his Howland mobile home

Staff report


A man who has lived in a Howland mobile home park for two weeks was shot in the abdomen and leg Sunday afternoon in the home — two weeks after he was robbed and assaulted at gunpoint there. Police are looking for two black men who Matthew Kline, 52, of Weir Road Northeast said shot him at 12:51 p.m. Sunday. Police have suspects in the crime, Howland Police Chief Paul Monroe said.

Kline told police the two men he didn’t know asked for money. Kline told the men he didn’t have any, and then Kline was shot. Police found Kline in the bedroom with gunshot wounds to his leg and hip.

Monroe said one of the shots traveled into his abdomen. Kline was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, where he remains. The hospital would not provide information on his condition.

Kline has rented a mobile home in the Forest Grove Mobile Home Park on the west side of Elm Road just north of Warren for two weeks, Monroe said.

Kline formerly lived on Griswold Street Northeast in 2009 when he was evicted, according to records from Warren Municipal Court.

Two weeks ago, at the same mobile home, Howland police were called because someone had forced open the door to Kline’s home, items were stolen and Kline was hit in the face with a firearm.

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