Man tells police he was shot at gas station

Shot Spotter activated near victim’s home

YOUNGSTOWN — A city man, 41, reported being shot in the hand during a robbery at a gas station at the corner of Market Street and West Lucius Avenue at 1:39 a.m. Tuesday.

A Youngstown police report states that officers spoke with the victim at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He said a man 5-foot-8 and about 150 pounds “requests property” from him.

The victim said he had his “hands up and was shot in the palm.” He then ran through the yards until a Good Samaritan in a pickup truck transported him to the hospital.

Though a lot of snow was on the ground that night, the victim had dry shoes and pants, the report stated.

The area where the victim said the shooting happened is covered by the city’s Shot Spotter system, which detects gunfire on the South Side, the report noted.

The city’s dispatching center reported a Shot Spotter activation around the time of the shooting, but the location was not at the gas station. It was close to the address where the victim lives, police noted.

In a separate incident Tuesday, a city woman reported that her ex-boyfriend assaulted her numerous times at a home on Mahoning Avenue on Monday night, causing her to be diagnosed with a brain bleed.

Police spoke with the woman, 38, at 5 p.m. Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, where she said she was at her ex-boyfriend’s house on Mahoning Avenue when he assaulted her.

She said she caught the man cheating on her so she laid in bed with him and took a photo of them together and sent it to his new girlfriend. She said the man woke up, and she told him what she was doing.

Later she asked the man for money he owes her, but he denied owing her money, she said. She called a friend and afterwards the man struck her 15 to 16 times in the face while holding her down with his knees and his hands around her neck.

Police said they received a call from the address in question from a man who said his ex-girlfriend broke into his house and refused to leave. He said he and the woman have no children together and never lived together.

The woman had slight bruising to her wrist and no other injuries, the police report states.

No new criminal charges were on file Wednesday in Youngstown Municipal Court for the man or woman.

And at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, a South Side man, 26, reported that a man who gave him a ride to a pharmacy pulled out a gun and robbed him of his medicine.

The man said the he does not know the suspect’s real name, but he offered to give the victim a ride to a pharmacy on Midlothian Boulevard to fill his Xanax prescription. When they returned to the victim’s home, the suspect pulled out a gun and robbed the victim of the drugs.

The suspect then drove away.


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