Tue., 11:45am: UPDATE Hunt continues for Warren homicide suspect
WARREN TOWNSHIP — Police Chief Don Bishop said officers are continuing to patrol the area where they lost sight of at least one man believed to have been involved in a fatal shooting at a beverage store in Warren city Monday night.
Although the chase was called off “officially” in the township around 1 a.m., Bishop explained he felt it was necessary to keep police in that area “just in case” and “for the safety” of his residents. He said officers continue to keep an eye on the area today.
Khaled M. Nasser, 22, of Englesson Drive N.W., was shot Monday night in Warren at Atlantic Beverage, 208 Atlantic St. N.E., at the corner of Vine Avenue.
Warren City Police Lt. Jeff Cole said it is believed there was at least one shooter. The person remains at large, last seen around Palmyra Road along the Warren, Warren Township and Lordstown borders.
After Nasser was shot his vehicle was also stolen, police said.
A police pursuit ensued. However, shots were fired from the vehicle at the patrol car forcing the officer to back off, while keeping it in sight, reports state.
Atlantic Beverage was also the scene of a shooting during an armed robbery outside of the store Sunday night where Shane Stein, 17, was shot in the elbow.
Bishop said police have little to go on and not much of a description because everything happened so fast.
Cole said this morning that police are gathering evidence. Initial reports indicated Nasser was a clerk at the store, however Cole said he was patronizing the story, not working there at the time of the shooting.