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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

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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1daysleeper47(59 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

This murder rate is better than it has been. The summer will probably pick up though.

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2uselesseater(229 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

It's been unusually quiet on the Ytown bodycount this year.

At this pace 12-14 homicides by the end of year? That would be probably a 50 year low.

"Only" 17 homicides in Ytown last year and that was a big decline since 2007 when 42 homicides were recorded.

In reality, it is just following the national trend of decreasing major crimes. It is a poverty thing folks. People don't have the money for gasoline to drive in circles. They don't have cash to go drink all night and womanize.

Once the poverty gets bad enough and folks get hungry stomachs, then we'll see an instant uptick in insane violence.

Very glad the local killing is slowing.

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3redvert(2064 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

We need some strict gun laws like Chicago has.....oh, never mind!!!

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4DwightK(1256 comments)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

The city should hit hard now, do some sweeps, knock on some doors and do the traffic stops. Try to stop the violence before it gets out of hand.

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5Mspeanut1990(1 comment)posted 1 year, 6 months ago

R.I.P. MY BIG COUSIN WE LOVE YOU AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU

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