Salem shooting suspect detained

Police in Salem, Ohio are looking for a shooting suspect who they say is armed and dangerous.


SALEM, Ohio (WKBN) – A suspect in an early morning shooting that left one city resident injured is in custody.

Vincent A. Perry, 22, of the Youngstown-Warren area, is being detained for felonious assault. Charges are expected following a review by a Columbiana County grand jury.

According to the Morning Journal, a search had been under way throughout Saturday before Perry contacted Salem Police and agreed to meet with an officer and discuss what had happened. He was then taken into custody around 5 p.m. and is being held in the Columbiana County Jail.

Perry was wanted in connection for an early Saturday morning shooting at 2557 Lexington Ave., Apt 29 in Salem Commons. Police received a 911 call at 3:30 a.m.

The victim, Kevin R. Jackson, 31, of Youngstown sustained a through-and-through gunshot wound his arm. He was treated and released Salem Regional Medical Center.

Detective David Talbert said the reason for the shooting is under investigation.

Perry has a carrying a concealed weapon case pending in Mahoning County Court after Goshen Township police charged him last November. He switched a not guilty plea to no contest for illegally carrying a .25-caliber

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