Suspect shot in attempted robbery dies over weekend


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YOUNGSTOWN

A 19-year-old man who police said was shot trying to rob someone Saturday evening died over the weekend.

Tyler Kitchen of Youngstown is the city's 22nd homicide victim of the year.

Reports said Kitchen was shot about 6:10 p.m. at Belmont Avenue and Wirt Street.

Chief of Detectives Capt. Brad Blackburn said two men agreed to meet Kitchen to buy a phone from him over the internet but Kitchen tried to rob them.

Instead, one of the men who is a valid concealed carry holder shot Kitchen.

In 2016, Youngstown had 18 homicides.

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