YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office released Friday the name of the man who was killed by city police Thursday morning.
The coroner’s office said the man is Ricco Acevedo, 45.
Acevedo was shot and killed about 10:15 a.m. inside a home in the 4300 block of Helena Avenue by police who were answering a burglary call.
Police would not comment on the specific details of the shooting or release the name of the officer or officers involved, except to say they are on administrative leave, per department policy.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting, the third fatal police shooting in the Mahoning Valley since August.
The city asked BCI to take over the investigation for transparency, officials said in a statement Thursday at the scene.
At the same time, the department’s Internal Affairs Division will be investigating to make sure departmental policies were followed.
When the BCI investigation is completed, the results will be given to the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s office.
No officers were hurt during the shooting.
WKBN has requested body cam footage and 911 transcripts of the call.
Dozens of uniformed and plainly clothed police officers converged on Helena Avenue during the incident.
Barbara Norris is known as “the mayor of Helena Avenue.” She has lived there for almost seven decades and says the incident is very unusual for their street.
“My friend called me and said, ‘Get down the street, you’re the mayor and see what’s going on.’ I said I will and I did and supposedly whoever’s in the house is dead,” Norris said.
Youngstown Police Capt. Brad Blackburn says officers were initially called to the area for a burglary.
“Officers responded. They found an individual in the house that did not have the right to be there. We had an officer-involved shooting at that point. The individual is deceased,” Blackburn said.
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This is the second time this year city police officers have been involved in a fatal shooting. In August, some officers assigned to the Mahoning Valley Crisis Response Team were involved in the fatal shooting of a man who was held up in a house in Howland. Some of those officers were also wounded. That case is still under investigation but all the officers involved have returned to duty.
On Oct. 3, a man was also killed by police in Hubbard Township after police said he ran from a domestic violence situation and pointed two guns at police who were looking for him. BCI is also investigating that case.