Man shot in Saturday incident
BOARDMAN — A man is hospitalized after being shot early Saturday in a gunfire exchange with Boardman police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Boardman police and the state patrol are jointly investigating the shooting that sent Stephen B. Wilson, 52, of Youngstown, to St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.
A Boardman officer saw Wilson carrying a handgun and walking in the road on Market Street near Meadowbrook Avenue around 12:15 a.m., according to a news release from the Boardman Police Department. The officer asked Wilson to drop the gun, but he refused.
A state trooper in the area stopped to assist, and when Wilson continued to ignore commands to set down the gun, more officers arrived.
Six Boardman officers and four state troopers were on the scene at the time of the shooting.
Wilson began firing at officers and police, the release states. The state patrol responded by firing back. Wilson was injured in the exchange, and officers applied first aid until emergency medical services arrived.
No officers were injured.
As of Saturday afternoon, Wilson was in stable condition. Charges against him are pending.
Wilson in 2015 was sentenced to two-and-half years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a third-degree attempted robbery charge, according to Mahoning County court records. Twice he applied for and was denied early release.
Wilson also spent six months in the Lorain Correctional Facility in 1995 after pleading guilty to failure to comply with a police signal for a 1994 incident. He also received a suspended sentence of three to 15 years for complicity to robbery in the same incident.