UPDATE | Police inteviewing person of interest in triple homicide


YOUNGSTOWN — A person of interest in a triple homicide Wednesday has turned himself into police.

The man is being questioned by detectives. He turned himself in on a probation violation.

Police said the man is a person of interest in the shootings of Edward Morris, 21; Valarica Blair, 19 and their son, Tariq Morris, 3 months old.

He is expected to be charged for the probation violation.

11:52 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — Police Chief Robin Lees said investigators are sorting through tips following a plea Thursday for help in a triple homicide where one of the victims was an infant.

Lees also said Herb Fitzgerald, head of the Youngstown FBI office and U.S. Attorney For The Northern District Of Ohio Justin Herdman have also offered their assistance.

Killed about 7 p.m. Wednesday as they were sitting in a parked car in front of a home at Gibson Street and Pasadena Avenue was Edward Morris, 21; Valarica Blair, 19; and their 3-month-old son, Tariq Blair.

Lees said detectives will make sure they check every lead or tip that comes in.

People can call the Detective Bureau at 330 742-8911 or CrimeStoppers Youngstown at 746-CLUE if they have any information.

10:20 a.m.

YOUNGSTOWN — A suspect in a shooting Saturday that left a man in a coma was taken into custody late Thursday at a South Side home.

Demetrius Huff, 19, of Parkwood Avenue, is expected to be arraigned later today in municipal court on a charge of felonious assault. He is currently in the Mahoning County jail.

Huff is one of two men wanted for a shooting about 2 p.m. Saturday that seriously injured a 21-year-old man at a home in the 1000 block of Parkwood Avenue.

Police said the shooting stemmed from an argument over marijuana.

Officers found Huff about 11:10 p.m. Thursday inside a home in the 100 block of West Glenaven Avenue after receiving a tip he was there.

Police are still looking for a second suspect.

A criminal complaint said that Huff gave a gun to another person, who then shot the victim .

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