Police need help identifying suspect in shooting outside Warren store

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The victim was shot several times at point-blank range as he was coming out of the store

WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – Warren police are hoping to make a quick arrest in a shooting outside a Route 422 and Laird Avenue smoke shop.

Police are hoping someone can help them identify the suspect in a shooting outside Little Bro’s Smoke Shop Wednesday night. The building also houses a Metro PCS.

The man was captured on store surveillance cameras. Police say he pulled the trigger in front of Little Bro’s just before 5:30 p.m.

Dispatcher: “911?”
Caller: “Yeah, can we get an ambulance and the cops over here to Little Bro’s on 422? Somebody got shot with a gun.”

Investigators say the victim, 20-year-old Maurice Evans, was shot four to five times at point-blank range. At last check, Evans was still in the hospital receiving treatment.

Detectives say he and the gunman could be seen exchanging words inside the store prior to the shooting.

“It appears in the video there’s some talking back and forth within the store. The suspect then walked out of the store first, our victim then walked out. Words were exchanged again and then several shots were fired,” said Warren Police Det. Nick Carney.

Witnesses say the suspect then took off in a car.

No one else was hurt in the shooting but investigators still want to know who the gunman is and are asking for the community’s help.

Anyone with information on who the person may be is asked to give Det. Carney a call at 330-841-2660.

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