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Video shows off-campus shooting

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Just across the street from a Youngstown State University dorm, a 23-year-old YSU student was shot in a black Dodge Avenger.

In a video provided to the university newspaper, The Jambar, a figure can be seen walking up to the car and firing the shots that wounded Brittany Johnson.

The video taken from another student's window, after hearing the gunfire in the early morning hours, then tells a small part of the story of what took place at the corner of Madison and Pennsylvania Avenues. 

The rear-seat passenger in the car told police she looked out of the window and saw the suspect pointing a gun at the car. At that time she yelled at the driver to start driving.

A Youngstown police officer stated he was responding to the area where the gunshots were fired and witnessed a suspect fire multiple shots at a dark color car, then run into an apartment building at 801 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The police report states the men fled to a woman's apartment, who then let police inside.

A resident who lives in that complex says he went outside to his car and was coming inside when he witnessed the arrest.

T.J. Clemons tells 21 News that police were up and down the street and five or six were in the building. Clemons said the suspect was arrested without a struggle on the first floor of the complex.

The man who fled and is now under arrest, Sylean Wilson, 19, has been charged with assault and obstruction for the shooting, fleeing from police and hiding his identification in his underwear.

Police say he gave a false name.

Rashaad Lewis, 19, who police say let Wilson in an apartment and blocked the door to police, has been charged with obstructing official police business. 

Both men list Pittsburgh addresses.

The university says it will have to check it's records to see if they are students.

The shooting brings to mind the tragedy and mayhem just a few roads north of the YSU campus early Sunday morning in February 2011 when Jamail Johnson was murdered and 11 others wounded at an off-campus fraternity party.

YSU spokesperson Ron Cole said that since there was an immediate arrest and no imminent threat, YSU sent an e-mail alert instead of text messages to let students, parents, faculty and others signed up for the service know about the shooting.

Police confiscated a handgun and conducted gunshot residue tests.

The Dodge Avenger has been also taken into custody for evidence. The victim was in the hospital in stable condition at the time of this report.


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