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Youngstown homeowner shoots suspected burglar

Published: Sat, November 2, 2013 @ 12:06 a.m.

Staff report


Police reports say a woman in the 100 block of East Judson Avenue shot a man who broke into her house early Friday.

Police were called to the home about 2:15 a.m. for a burglary in progress, where dispatchers told them they heard a woman scream, a man yell “don’t do it, don’t do it,” and the line then went dead.

First officers at the home said a back window was broken out, and a trash can was propped underneath the window for someone to get in. The 39-year-old woman who lives in the home let police in and said she shot a man who was upstairs. She handed one of the officers a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun and told the officer it was the gun she had used.

Officers found Calvin Moore Jr., 41, in a hallway with gunshot wounds to his leg and stomach next to a door he had tried to kick in, reports said. There were two .40-caliber shell casings next to him, and in another room, officers found a .40-caliber Glock semiautomatic handgun in a clothes basket.

There also was a car in the back of the home that had a rear window shot out, reports said.

Moore was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where he was listed in stable condition. Police took both guns for evidence to be tested.


1bmanresident(607 comments)posted 2 years ago

We have to show some compassion for Mr. Moore. He is facing foodstamp cutbacks and needs to supplement his income. After all, "there are no jobs".

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2Lifes2Short(3879 comments)posted 2 years ago

"a man yell “don’t do it, don’t do it,” and the line then went dead."

Good ole Calvin met his match. Good for her.

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3handymandave(564 comments)posted 2 years ago

Police took both guns for testing?? Sounds to me like they worked just fine... Next

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4southsidedave(5159 comments)posted 2 years ago

breaking into someone's home, the thief has to expect that he will meet with deadly force eventually

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5Photoman(1101 comments)posted 2 years ago

Something's not quite right in this story. She told police she used the
.380 caliber yet the spent casings were from the .40 caliber.

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6excel(821 comments)posted 2 years ago

Two guns are now off the streets! Good work YPD!

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7biggee(43 comments)posted 2 years ago

Thinking mabe there is a problem with the glock so she gave up the .380. Either be the case she should not be charged if that's the whole story.

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8granpaharry(6 comments)posted 2 years ago


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9redeye1(5351 comments)posted 2 years ago

The Lady deserves a metal for what she did. Its too bad he isn't dead . Now we have to house and feed him.

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10vinglass(283 comments)posted 2 years ago

Too bad her aim wasn't better

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11home_sweet_home(4 comments)posted 2 years ago

she took charge. good for her.

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12sweetiepie(15 comments)posted 2 years ago

Livining just enough for the city! Better him than her congratulations! Next

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13kurtw(1538 comments)posted 2 years ago

Hey, wait a minute- she's going to get those guns back, unless a serial number check shows they were stolen or used to commit a crime- and shooting someone who breaks into your home is not a crime- it's self-defense.

Those weapons belong to her and the YPD is obligated to return them- SORRY EXCELL. The lady is not a criminal- she is a homeowner protecting herself and should be applauded. The thug had it coming- should have been fatal: "One more Thug off the streets! Good work Armed Citizen!"

P.S. I suppose looney-tunes like Excell prefer an "unarmed" citizenry- that way the poor misunderstood young man would not have been assaulted by a gun nut who kept handguns- think of it- in her home. Better that she be killed than that we sully our Ideological Purity. "GET ALL THE GUNS OFF THE STREETS" that's what people like Excell like to say and, oh Yes, let's include private homes, too- can't be too careful.

PPS- I wouldn't be surprised if the thug in question graduated from Judge Dellicks Court. If so, I'm sure she must be proud that another of her young men made it good.

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14kurtw(1538 comments)posted 2 years ago

Correction to above comment: Reread story again- Man isn't so young, as I stated, he's 41- Should have known better. Gist of what I said stands, though. (Besides age is relative- I'm in my sixties and I meet octogenarians all the time who refer to me as "young man". Not a bad feeling!)

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15endthismess(422 comments)posted 2 years ago

Good for this lady. Ppl are JUST ABOUT past sick of these b & e asszzz's trying to get ahead by stealing what they can at someone else's expense so they can live off drugs, food stamps, paid for cell phones and all the other public support they can qualify to "steal". Take back the neighborhood!!!!!! PS...call "Slow-Bama" let him know that hope & change is not working in Youngstown, OH.
Nothing's changed and as long a he's in office...there's NO hope either.

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1676Ytown(1318 comments)posted 2 years ago

What would this story have been if she didn't have a gun?

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