Wed., 2:16 pm: Coroner: Home invasion death a homicide

WARREN – The death of a Warren man following a home invasion late Monday night has been ruled a homicide.

An autopsy by the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office released Wednesday states that James Levels, 64, of Beal Street N.W., died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Level was at the home of friend Lisa Prater, 48, 918 South St. S.E., who told a police dispatcher that two young white men shot the pair after kicking in her front door shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Prater was in stable condition Tuesday at Trumbull Memorial Hospital, where she was being treated for gunshot wounds in her arm and leg.

The incident remains under investigation.