YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — Bond was set Friday at $250,000 for a man accused of a September shooting death on the North Side.
Mekhi Venable, 19, was arraigned in municipal court before Magistrate Meghan Brundege on a charge of murder for the Sept. 29 shooting death of Jacob Moore.
Moore was killed about 6:30 p.m. on New York Avenue. Police said the two met for a prearranged fight and both had guns. Moore dropped his gun to fight but was shot by Venable, police said.
A warrant for Venable’s arrest was issued the next day. He turned himself in to police Thursday.
Assistant Prosecutor Charles Mickens asked for a bond of $1 million. Defense attorney John Juhasz asked for a $50,000 bond based on the Ohio Supreme Court ruling earlier this year on bail.
.Juhasz said his client has no prior criminal record, has family throughout the area and has the means to get a job.
Magistrate Brundege also ordered that if Venable posts bond, he be placed on house arrest.