WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — Police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting that happened around 6:25 p.m. Thursday on West Market Street.
Dominic Harvey, 20, is charged with aggravated murder, felonious assault and failure to appear in a driving under suspension case.
He is accused of shooting two people who were driving in an SUV on West Market Street from a passing vehicle. Police said it did not appear that anyone else was in the car with him at the time. Harvey used an AR-15, according to police.
Caller: Yea, there was just a shooting on East Market right in front of the Hot Dog Shoppe and Dunkin Donuts.
Caller: We got a guy down in a black SUV in the parking lot.
The SUV pulled into the parking lot of the Hot Dog Shoppe after several shots were fired.
The victims, identified by police as 23-year-old Jauton Lee and 24-year-old Mitchell Powell were taken to Trumbull Medical Center, one via ambulance and one by a passerby. Lee was pronounced dead at the hospital, and Powell remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
“We recovered, I think, four shell casings. I believe four shell casings on the road and there were more bullet holes in the car than that,” said Warren Police Detective John Greaver.
Police said surveillance cameras in the area, as well as statements from witnesses, helped identify Harvey as the shooter.
“Through further investigation, we were able to link that vehicle to our arrestee, Dominic Harvey,” said Greaver.
Police credited the cooperation of people and businesses in the area with helping make the quick arrest.
“It was one of the few times that I’ve been on the call where everyone was willing to chip in,” said Warren police Capt. Robert Massucci.
About six hours after the shooting Harvey was arrested.
“The takeaway needs to be, they didn’t do more last night than they did. They got more help than they usually do. That’s what makes the difference,” said Assistant Law Director Traci Timko.
Harvey was in court Friday morning, answering the charges. He is being held in jail without bond.
Police continue to investigate the motive behind the shooting but say there was another shooting earlier in the week involving the same suspect vehicle that is also under investigation.
“There was a little girl driving her bike down the street. She was maybe five years old. She was within ten yards of the shooting. Thank God that victim in that shooting decided to go left instead of right,” said Massucci.
The little girl was not hit but could be seen on surveillance video running from the shooting.