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Youngstown police investigating city’s third homicide of the year

Published: Fri, March 15, 2013 @ 8:57 a.m.

Youngstown police investigating city’s third homicide of the year


Youngstown police are investigating the third homicide in the city this year.

Robert Floyd Jr., 24, of Youngstown was shot and killed just after 9 p.m. Thursday as he attempted to get into his car art the Red and White Convenience Store on Lansdowne Boulevard on the city’s East Side.

Floyd was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

It has only been a few months since police responded to another shooting at the same location. No one was killed or injured in the earlier incident, but police investigated an exchange of gunfire between two different factions of people.

The murder also took place in the same East Side neighborhood where another man was killed late last year. Oneil Williams, 28, of Pontiac Michigan, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, chest and abdomen at 1948 Atkinson Avenue. That house is just around the corner from the convenience store.

Floyd’s murder is the third murder in the city this year. Frank Whitted, 28, was shot and killed on the city’s South Side in early February and David Stokes, 53, was shot and killed on the East Side also in early February.

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