Boardman man dead in Youngstown shooting

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Police have identified a man who was killed in a shooting on Youngstown’s South Side Thursday night.

Officers were called around 11:30 p.m. to a home at 3721 Loveland Road on reports of gunfire. When they arrived, they found Daniel Watkins, 19, slumped over in the driver’s seat of a 2000 Pontiac Firebird with multiple gunshot wounds and barely breathing, according to reports.

A witness told police a passenger in the car shot Watkins and then ran away down Buckeye Circle. Police found the vehicle with the passenger door open.

Watkins was taken by ambulance to St. Elizabeth Health Center where he was pronounced dead.

Police are continuing to interview witnesses but do not have a suspect at this time.

This is the 10th homicide in the city of Youngstown this year.

Watkins was charged by Boardman police in April for stealing iPhones from the Boardman YMCA. It is unknown if the two crimes are linked.

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