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Person of interest in Youngstown triple homicide surrenders to police

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -

U.S. Marshals say a person of interest in a triple homicide that left a three-month-old boy and his parents dead has surrendered to police.

Youngstown police announced Thursday that a warrant had been issued for a person of interest in the case, who has since been identified as Shaiquon Sharpe. 

Officials said a warrant had been put out for an alleged parole violation. 

Just after noon on Friday, U.S. Marshals said the man had turned himself into Youngstown police. 

A family member tells 21 News that Sharpe had no idea police were searching for him. 

That family member also said that he encouraged Sharpe to turn himself in and let police know he had nothing to do with the crime after police raided two of Sharpe's relative's houses in Columbus and Struthers while looking for him as a person of interest. 

Police say they believe 21-year-old Edward Morris, Jr. was the target of a shooting that left a Saturn automobile riddled with bullets on a devil strip at Pasadena Avenue and Gibson Street at around 7 pm Wednesday.

Nineteen-year-old Valarcia Blair, and three-month-old Tariq Morris were also in the car.

The infant was in a child car seat.  Both the woman and the baby had been shot.

The woman and baby were taken to Saint Elizabeth Hospital where they died.

During a press conference on Thursday, Youngstown Police Chief Robin Lees said that they believe the shooting was "clearly an ambush" targeting Morris, and the Blair and the young child had been unintended victims. 

In addition, Lees noted that the suspect used two different guns- an assault rifle and a 9mm handgun. 


 

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