Investigators arrest suspect after shooting in Fowler

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The shooting happened about 8:30 a.m. on Youngstown-Kingsville Road

FOWLER, Ohio (WKBN) – Investigators arrested a suspect after a shooting Wednesday in Fowler.

The shooting happened about 8:30 a.m. on Youngstown-Kingsville Road, between Everett Hull and Wilson-Sharpsville roads.

A woman called police after finding the bloodied victim on her front lawn.

911 Caller: There’s a man in my front yard that’s been shot.

Investigators say the shooting took place on the victim’s property, across the street from where he was found.

The victim can be heard in the background of the 911 call saying the suspect shot him with a pellet gun and then a real gun.

911 Call – Victim: He lived with me, and we got into a fight and he’s in the driveway. I told him to get the *expletive* out. He shot me with a pellet gun or something a few times, then he pulled out a real one and shot me.

The victim was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center with multiple wounds.

The suspect is 46-year-old William Gambino, Jr., according to the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office. He is being held in the county jail after his arrest in Mecca.

“We suspect he was probably headed home. He was apprehended with a firearm in the vehicle,” Monroe said.

Several evidence markers were place on the ground at the scene of the shooting.

“Our scene is a little more extensive than what was originally told to us,” Monroe said.

Detectives also removed two long guns from the property.

The shooting rattled the neighbors. They say it’s usually a quiet area where things like this don’t happen.

“We are the kind of community you can leave your doors open overnight. Just don’t worry about anything like this. It is very unsettling,” said neighbor Chrissy Kakiou.

The investigation into what exactly happened continues.

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