Warren police investigating first homicide of the year

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Warren police are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday morning on the city’s northwest side.

There were some scary moments just after 8 a.m. for people who live near West Avenue in Warren. Callers told police they heard five gunshots.

It happened just after 8 a.m. in a vacant lot on West Avenue. People in the area called 911 after hearing several gunshots. Another reported seeing a man in a field.

Police found the victim, now identified as 22-year-old D’Anthony Williams, in a vacant lot when they arrived on scene.

He was taken to Trumbull Regional Medical Center, where he passed away around 9:15 a.m.

“We will do our jobs and make sure that the investigation proceeds and those who are responsible are brought to justice,” said Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa.

Detectives searched the empty lot and the area along the train tracks that run behind it, gathering evidence.

This is the city’s first homicide of the year — just eight days into 2019.

“Every homicide is troubling. To have one this early in the year, we’re a little worried,” Lt. Martin Gargas said.

Those who live in the area said this type of activity is unusual for the neighborhood.

“It’s scary to know that it’s so close because everybody’s got kids,” Richard Higley said. “It happened early this morning, there were people getting on the school bus to go to school this morning.”

“As unfortunate as this circumstance is, anyone with information is encouraged to come forward and speak with the Warren police involving this matter,” Cantalamessa said.

No arrests have been made. Police are still investigating.

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