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Domestic dispute turns deadly in Youngstown


Youngstown Police have identified the suspect arrested for chasing down a woman in her car, shooting and ultimately killing her.

Police say the suspect gunned down the victim in broad daylight in front of witnesses.

46-year-old mother Elizabeth Pledger-Stewart of Boardman was allegedly chased down in her car by boyfriend Dale Williams on Market Street.

The chase leads to his van crashing in to the back of her car, and as she gets out of the vehicle, she is "repeatedly" shot in broad daylight.

Sources said Williams emptied his gun.

This all happened at 8 a.m. Thursday on Market Street just south of Indianola Avenue near a daycare.

A witness who did not want to be identified said she could not believe her eyes.

“I don’t know what that was, but that was definitely — that was pure evil. I’ve never seen nothing like this early in the morning. Only on TV. Only on TV. I never thought I would see nothing like this in real life. … The next thing you know, five or six shots, he stood over the lady and just shot her.”

Youngstown Police officers in the area pulled up to see what was going on and quickly took action.

“They pulled up as the gunman was shooting the victim, and officers pulled up and witnessed what had happened,” said Detective Sergeant Rick Spotleson of the Youngstown Police Department. “Ordered him to the ground. He complied with officers, and, again, an arrest was made.”

21 News learned the victim filed a police report in Boardman Wednesday night, just 11 hours before the deadly shooting, saying Williams was "upset and was accusing her of seeing someone else."

He also told her that he was "going to catch her in the streets."

Williams is charged with aggravated murder.

A 14-year-old girl is now without her mother.

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