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County man fatally shot, another injured

February 3, 2013
Salem News

YOUNGSTOWN - Two Columbiana County men were shot, one fatally, Friday morning at an apartment complex in the city.

According to a spokesman Saturday night at Youngstown Police Department, David Stokes, 52, Lisbon, was found dead of a gunshot wound in the parking lot of the Rockford Village Apartment complex on Rosewood Lane at 11:47 a.m. Friday.

The second victim, Matthew Sharp, whose age and exact address were not immediately available, received a gunshot wound to the upper leg and was transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center. He is from Columbiana County, according to police.

A third person with the two men at the time of the shooting was not injured.

The spokesman said police do have a person of interest in the case but no one is yet in custody, adding, "They are still following leads."

She said that, should a suspect be arrested, charges of aggravated murder and felonious assault will most likely be filed.

This is the first homicide in the city for 2013. The east side apartment complex was the scene of a fatal stabbing last October and also of a drive-by shooting last August in which an 8-year-old boy was killed.

Reportedly, Stokes was a 1979 graduate of United Local High School.

 
 

 

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