Authorities release name of man fatally shot in Youngstown
Police say Ray’mon Sims, age 22, from the North Side, died near the 400 block of Crandall Ave. after a shooting in the 500 block of Tod Lane.
Elijah May has been arrested on charges of Voluntarily Manslaughter, Possessing Weapons Under Disability, and a warrant for the Violation of a Protection Order. Other charges are pending after consultation with the City of Youngstown’s Prosecutor’s Office.
More information about the shootings is expected during a press conference being held on Thursday with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The shootings happened around 3 p.m. at scenes across the city, including one on the north side and one on the east side.
Officers responded to a shooting on the east side near Himrod Avenue and Pearl Street after reports of a female with a gunshot wound showed up at St. Elizabeth Youngstown.
Police say the 20-year-old woman was shot while she and a male were driving on Himrod Avenue. According to the release, gunshots came from a home on Pearl Street and hit the car multiple times injuring the woman.
The male driver was not injured and he drove the woman to the hospital. She is listed in stable condition.
At the same time, officers responded to three scenes on the city's north side. The original call was for a fight with gunfire in the 500 block of Tod Lane.
While en route to the fight, two other nearby scenes were called into Youngstown police, which ended up being related to the Tod Lane call.
YPD secured three crime scenes in that area, one in the 500 block of Tod Lane, another in the 400 block of Crandall Avenue and a final one in the 400 block of Alameda Avenue.
Emergency medical personnel responded to the Crandall Avenue scene where Sims had been shot. The shooting victim and another man who was accompanying him were involved in the Tod Lane shooting, according to police.
According to the release, the victim was shot in the Tod Lane area and drove away, crashing into a home in the 400 block of Alameda. After the crash, the victim and the male accompanying him ran to the 400 block of Crandall Avenue where EMTs and YPD attended to them.
Sims was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown where he died.
Police spoke with a number of witnesses, leading to the arrest of May from the 500 block of Tod Lane.