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Man shot on South Ave. is Youngstown's 10th homicide victim of year



Published: Sat, August 30, 2014 @ 12:06 a.m.

By Joe Gorman

jgorman@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

Police believe robbery was the motive that led to the shooting death of a man at a South Side parking lot Thursday evening.

Dale Garver, 41, of Burnsville, W.Va., died after being shot in the parking lot of Teenie’s Tavern, 3011 South Ave.

He is the city’s 10th homicide victim of 2014.

Police Lt. Doug Bobovynik said Garver was killed during a robbery. He said Garver was in town to visit relatives when he was shot.

Police were called to the bar for a report of a shooting about 9:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found a pool of blood and four spent shell casings and bullet fragments.

A video at the business showed two men approach a pickup truck that pulled into the bar. The men talked to the people in the truck, then walked to the passenger side, and at some point shots were fired, reports said.

The truck sped away, and the two men fled on foot. Later, police were called to St. Elizabeth Health Center where the victim was being treated. Two of the people with him told officers the two men outside the truck demanded money before firing several shots.

The truck driver told police he was dropping three people off at the bar when the two men approached and began shooting. Other witnesses told police they heard shots as well.

Garver died later of his wounds at the hospital.

Bobovnyik said Garver was with three other people in the truck. He said they believe Garver was targeted because as they were sitting in the truck in the parking lot, the robbers saw Garver counting a large sum of money and decided to try and take it.

Bobovnyik said the robbers did not get the money.

In 2013, Youngstown had 20 homicides. At this point last year, Youngstown also had 10 homicides.


Comments

1kensgirl(605 comments)posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

I remember when South Ave. was crime and drug free. One could walk down the street at any time and not have to worry about anything. Teenie better move out of there before it's too late,

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2allstar720(253 comments)posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Nothing new here. This is the South Side and it's been this way since 1994 at the latest. Oh, but once a year let's do a pub crawl and pretend that everything is just fine as long as you ignore the countless patrol cars that escort the pub crawlers so they don't get murdered by locals.

I would only recommend coming to this city with just enough money to buy a little crack and maybe one of the many prostitutes walking around the South Side. Altogether, you should only need $100 to sort yourself out.

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3joemamma(61 comments)posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

he should have stayed in west virginny with his wife slash sister drinkin shine!

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4DACOUNTRYBOY(225 comments)posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Got lots of cash? Don't flaunt it unless you want to share it. Tempting those Youngstown city boys is deadly.

BTW this boy was originally from Ohio.

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5kensgirl(605 comments)posted 3 weeks, 2 days ago

That whole area is bad. The St. Dom's area is the worst. Unless God himself helps me park my car and sits with it till Mass is over on Sundays I'm not going. Sorry Fr. Maturi. I love you to death but there ain't no way I'm getting shot to kingdom come just getting there.

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6DeborahKing(1 comment)posted 1 week, 5 days ago

I'm the Aunt Of Dale Garver That Was Murdered On August 28,2014. On the South Side of Youngstown during a attempted Robbery at Teenie's Tavern. He was In care of his Mom who Suffers from Severe Dementia for the Past 14 months. In April Of this year he Moved From Painsville Ohio to Take His Mom to West Virginia so that He could Have help Taking care of his Mom with His Older Sister. She Had her Future Husband,His Brother And A Family Member take Dale out for A Night On the Town To Give Him a Break from His Mom and to Restore His Sanity! My Nieces's Future Husband Lived 7 houses from Teenies Tavern And Was Raised In that Neighborhood.That is Why They Were In Ohio. Better the Neighborhood You know then What You don't. They Thought! Now My Niece is Trying to Plan A Funeral For her Baby Brother And Take Care of there Mother. She has contacted Every Place out there Trying to Find Help to Bury her Brother.Victims RIghts isn't returning her Phone Calls.Last We Heard They caught The Two men Who Shot and Killed My Nephew! May God Have mercy on there Souls. Because I sure don't have any pity on them. GET A JOB AND GET OFF THE STREETS!

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