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UPDATE: Man wanted for allegedly shooting and killing uncle

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YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO -- A man is shot and killed in Youngstown and police suspect his own nephew pulled the trigger.

Youngstown police have issued a murder warrant for the arrest of Emmet Perkins, IV.

Authorities believe he shot and killed 28-year-old Frank Whitted early Tuesday morning inside his girlfriend's home at 422 W. Princeton Avenue.

Officers were called to the home at around 1:30 a.m., that's where they found Whitted shot in the chest. The homeowner, who is also the victim's girlfriend, says she was upstairs in the bedroom when the shooting happened.

She says the suspect, Emmet Perkins, IV, came running upstairs and told her that he just shot Uncle Frank. She went downstairs to find her boyfriend slumped over on the couch, unresponsive.

He was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center where he died.

Police are now attempting to locate Perkins.

Anyone with information related to the case or Perkins whereabouts should contact police at 330-742-8911 or 330-742-8251.

The victim's two-year-old son was also in the home when the shooting happened.

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