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WARREN, Ohio - Police have arrested a person of interest in Monday night's shooting death at Atlantic Beverages.

The arrest was made after a police pursuit Tuesday evening that started in the city of Warren and ended in Warren Township at Richwood Avenue.

Two men got out of the vehicle and fled on foot, according to police.

"Canine was deployed. The canine subsequently bit one of the two suspects that fled from the vehicle, luckily it was the one who was the person of interest," said Lt. Martin Gargas. "He fought off the dog and was apprehended at a later time, taken to the hospital for treatment."

Police have not said whether the person of interest is the triggerman in Monday's shooting. At this time, the individual's name is not being released and he has not been formally charged.

Police were not able to apprehend the driver of the vechile but believe they have indetified him. Gargas says the driver could face charges.

Regarding a separate shooting Sunday night outside the same convenience store, police issued a warrant for 16-year-old Christopher Jackson.

Police Chief Eric Merkel says Jackson was arrested Tuesay afternoon.

In that incident, a 17-year-old was shot in the arm.

Earlier Tuesday, Lt. Cole said that detectives were trying to determine if the shootings were related.

Stay connected to www.wfmj.com and 21 News at 11 p.m. for the latest on this story. 

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WARREN, Ohio - The suspect involved in the second shooting at a Warren convenience store this week remains at large, wanted in connection with a homicide.

Police responded to a call of shots fired at 9:30 p.m. Monday at Atlantic Beverages, near the corner of Vine and Atlantic St.

Upon arrival, an officer on the scene noticed a suspect taking off in the victim's vehicle, a 2007 GMC Yukon. Police say Khaled Nassar, 22, of Warren, was shot and later died from his injuries at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

A police pursuit ended in Lordstown, where the suspect fled the vehicle and ran into a field. During the chase the officer reported shots were fired at his cruiser.

A search for the suspect shutdown Palmyra, Bacher and Hewitt Gifford roads until about 11:30 p.m.

"We had to set up a perimeter, we requested mutual aid from other responding departments, but unfortunately, we were unable to locate anyone," Lt. Jeff Cole says. 

Nassar's family used to own the convenience store. The current manager tells 21 News that Nassar left his car running, while he went inside to pick up some water.

When Nassar was offered food, that's when the manager says he went back outside to his car to turn it off, the same time he heard gunfire.

A shopper says he tried to apply pressure to Nassar's wound.

"For all this violence to be goin on, Sunday first and now yesterday, it's ridiculous," David Guevara says.

Lt. Cole says detectives are trying to determine if the shooting is linked to gunfire in the store's parking lot Sunday night, when a 17-year old was shot in the arm.

A motive is not clear and police are still not known if Nassar knew the suspect. 

While the city had problems with the previous owners of a business at that same location, Ward 2 Warren City Councilman Al Novak says it's not had any trouble with the current owners. 

More than 30 neighbors have called Novak with concerns since the shootings took place.

"People are concerned, plus, you're only three blocks away from Warren G. Harding High School," Novak says.

 

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