UPDATE | Man dies after being shot in Brookfield Township


BROOKFIELD — The Mahoning County Coroner’s office is investigating the death of a Hermitage man who was shot in Brookfield early today.

Jason Drummond, 24, died at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital at about 9:50 a.m., police officials said. Drummond also has a Masury address on Wahabe Court.

Officers were called out after neighbors reported hearing shots at 1:15 a.m. in the area of 7838 Warren Sharon Road, according to a Brookfield police report.

While police were en route, they received another call from 610 Brookfield Avenue advising that there was a gunshot victim at that location, police said.

Police found Drummond in a vehicle in the driveway with a gunshot wound to the back of the head. An officer held pressure on the wound until an ambulance arrived and transported him to Sharon Regional Hospital. He was later transferred to the hospital.

The vehicle's rear windows had been shot out.

Police say the shooting happened on Warren Sharon Road, but a woman who was in the car with Drummond got behind the wheel and drove to the Brookfield Avenue address, 21 WFMJ-TV reported.

Police found a shell casing in the 7800 block of Warren Sharon Road, just east of Yankee Run Golf Course.

Faustino said Drummond has family members living in Brookfield.

Detectives are still working on finding a motive for the shooting and trying to identify a suspect.

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