Coroner: Warren burglary suspect died of gunshot wound to chest

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — On Thursday, the Trumbull County Coroner’s office confirmed that the victim of a Wednesday shooting died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Kyran Adkins, 17, of Milton Street, died following an attempted burglary at a home on Brier Street S.E. late Wednesday morning, according to police.

According to a police report, Gregory Emerson told police he went to the door armed with a gun after hearing several banging noises. When he opened the door, he saw a juvenile standing there with a gun in his hand. Emerson said he was startled and fired his gun.

A second suspect was near the rear of the house. Both Adkins and that second suspect took off running toward Wick Street afterwards.

Adkins collapsed in a yard on Wick Street S.E., which is the next street over, and died at an area hospital.

The second suspect is still on the loose. Warren Mayor Doug Franklin said it’s important for residents to help police fight crime.

“The biggest thing that I’m asking citizens to do is if you know something, come forward. If you see something, say something. Talk to our law enforcement officers. Fear is not your friend. Law enforcement are your partners in this,” Franklin said.”It’s generally a quiet neighborhood. It’s so unfortunate that an incident like this had to happen and bring attention and some concern to those residents there.”

So far, no charges have been filed against Emerson as police continue to investigate.

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