Tue., 12:03pm: Man shot in Warren; connected to stabbings

WARREN Michael Settle, 24, of McDonald, was shot in the chest while walking on Francis Avenue S.E. near Clarence Street S.E. around 4 a.m. today.

At about the same time as the shooting, two windows at Auto Trendz, at 2261 Youngstown Road S.E., were shot out. Police believe the windows were shot during the Settle’s shooting.

Warren police said Settle’s shooting was connected to the earlier stabbings of Kyle Behner, 19, of Mesopotamia, and Nathaniel B. Ferrell, 20, of Milton Street S.E., Warren, who were stabbed near the Trumbull Homes apartment complex on the city’s southeast side around 3 a.m.