Youngstown police investigating early morning East Side homicide

YOUNGSTOWN — A man, 39, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the driveway of a home in the 1400 block of Republic Avenue on the East Side at about 1:31 a.m. today and was pronounced dead at the scene, the Youngstown Police Department stated today in a press release.

Police were sent to the location for a shooting and found the man. No arrests have been made, according to the report.

The Youngstown Police Department detective division, crime-scene unit and the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office were called to the scene and began an investigation. It is being called a homicide, the eighth one in the city this year. Youngstown had 22 homicides in 2023, two fewer than it had in 2022.

Anyone with information related to this or other homicides are asked to contact the Youngstown Police Department or Crime Stoppers. The phone numbers are 330-746-CLUE for Crime Stoppers and 330-746-8YPD for the Youngstown Police Department. Tips may be left anonymously.


The previous homicide in Youngstown was the shooting death of Raymond Queener, 33, Wednesday morning. He was found in a vehicle on Connecticut Avenue at North Dunlap Avenue on the West Side and pronounced dead later at St. Elizabeth Youngstown. His death was called a homicide.

Last week’s press release about the Queener killing also listed the 700 block of East Lucius Avenue as one of the locations involved in the homicide but did not specify what may have happened at that location.

Late last week, the Mahoning County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Queener.

A release stated Youngstown police were alerted about a possible gunshot victim at 4:44 a.m. Wednesday.

Officers were sent to multiple locations but located the male in the Connecticut-North Dunlap area, the release states.

The victim was taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. The investigation into the homicide is “in the very early stages of gathering information, the release noted at the time. No arrest was made in the case, the news release noted.

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