The suspect in a Youngstown murder could be arrested as early as today

By David Skolnick


The man who police believe killed a Boardman man and shot his brother at their family’s car-detailing shop on the South Side could be arrested as early as today, Chief Rod Foley said.

“We know where the guy is, and we know who he is,” Foley said Saturday. “We’re building a case and discussing final matters with the prosecutor. When that’s ready, we’ll get warrants.”

Elliott Stewart, 25, of Maywood Drive in Boardman was gunned down about 5:30 p.m. Friday outside Breeze Car Waxing at 3628 Southern Blvd., police said. He was shot in the chest, police said.

His brother, Derrick, 26, of Clearmont Drive in Youngstown, was shot in the hip and treated at St. Elizabeth Health Center. He was in stable condition Saturday.

The man who police say shot the brothers was across the street when Derrick Stewart asked two women arguing outside the family business to leave.

Derrick told the suspect to leave also, which made the latter angry and caused him to reach toward his side as if he had a gun, police said.

Derrick Stewart said he and the suspect talked it out, and the suspect got back into his car and began to pull away, according to police.

About that time, Elliott Stewart pulled up in his car, and the suspect started shooting at him and his brother. The suspect fled the scene after shooting the brothers.

The brothers went to the hospital in a car, and the suspect drove away while still shooting before police arrived at the scene of the crime.

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