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YSU and city police respond to shooting near campus

Published: Mon, February 17, 2014 @ 2:18 p.m.

YSU and city police respond to shooting near campus

The YSU Police Department is advising the University Community of a shooting which occurred near campus today.

At 1 p.m. Youngstown Police received a call of a shooting at 224 West Wood St, which is a private apartment complex. YSU Police officers along with Youngstown city responded. The suspect was immediately apprehended by YSU officers at the WRTA Station located in downtown Youngstown. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time. There is no continuing threat to campus at this time. Neither the victim nor the suspect are YSU Students.


1billdog1(5942 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

It's a shame that somehow those that don't have any business around YSU seem to find their way their and give a stain that should only be across their scummy face. Thank God YSU has an awesome police department that took care of this POS.

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2kurtw(1829 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

What I would like to see is having a few of these thugs encounter an armed victim- somebody with a concealed carry permit- a student, maybe- but, of course YSU is officially a Gun Free Zone which makes it that much easier for the criminals who do carry guns.

Sure, YSU does have a good police force but they can't be everywhere at all times and I think there's great values in victims being willing- and able- to defend themselves. Somebody did get shot but it was the wrong person- I'd like to see a few members of the Thug Community being dispatched into the "hereafter" by their intended victim- I'd celebrate every time.

P.S. The shooting was- officially- "off-campus" but West Wood Street is so close that it's a meaningless distinction. Anytime something like this happens near the University- or for that matter anywhere in the City- YSU enrollment suffers.

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3thirtyninedollars(614 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Why is a private police force responding to private off campus affairs? Keep the rent a cops on the campus and stop attempting to enforce laws they have no jurisdiction over.

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4jgm820(133 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

I'm not sure where "rent a cop" comes from... YSU PD are ACTUAL state certified law enforcement officers.

C'mon people, stop blowing smoke...you cannot control the citizens who live around the campus perimeter any more than you can control something happening at the mall.

We are fortunate that YSUPD are visible and able to have a faster response time than YPD for instances that are close to campus. YSUPD and YPD have a reciprocal agreement and back each other up.

What kind of reaction would there have been if YSUPD sat on the side street and said "Sorry, that isn't campus - not responding".

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5billdog1(5942 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

jgm820, thank you for supporting the YSUPD. When I was a student many years ago they weren't reciprocating with YPD and many a stupid occurrences took place beyond anybodies control over territory and laws. More communities should do the same. YSU is a wonderful institution that like anything else in the valley many just have to attack. Those people have no other skill.

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6kurtw(1829 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

Thirtyninedollars comment #4 is wrong. jgm820 is exactly right- YSU police are fully certified- same as YPD. Same is true of the Metro park police. No difference- fully qualified.

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7JustThink123(27 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

per all acounts, YPD made the arrest, not YSU.

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8thirtyninedollars(614 comments)posted 2 years, 5 months ago

I could care less if they are certified. Where is the accountability? Taxpayers have no say in their operation. No access to their records etc etc etc.

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