Man arraigned, charged in fatal bar shooting on Youngstown’s south side

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The victim was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he later died

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Officials say a man charged in last week’s fatal bar fight on Youngstown’s south side is now in custody.

27-year-old Aaron Clinkscale was arrested by U.S. Marshals in a Warren apartment building about 9 a.m. on Monday.

He was arraigned before Judge Carla Baldwin in municipal court on charges of murder and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Bond was set at $500,000.

Early Tuesday morning, officers were called to the area of South and Florida avenues on reports of gunfire. When they got there, officers found 29-year-old Ramon Cooper lying in the road with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Cooper was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital, where he later died.

Police said Cooper and Clinkscale argued in the bar and security forced them outside, where the argument continued and Cooper was shot.

Clinkscale is not allowed to have a gun because of a 2013 conviction in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court on a felony drug possession charge.

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