Man killed in South Side home

YOUNGSTOWN – Police are investigating the city’s second homicide of 2013.

Frank Whitted, 28, was shot to death about 1:34 a.m. Tuesday in a 422 W. Princeton Ave. home on the South Side.

Whitted was found by officers on the first floor when they responded to a shooting call. Whitted was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center, where he later died.

Police do have a suspect in the case and have issued a murder warrant for Emmett Perkins IV, no age or address given.

Police Chief Rod Foley said the shooting of Whitted was the result of an argument and detectives decided to issue a warrant based on statements from witnesses who were there when Whitted was shot.

The argument was a family quarrel, and Foley said the two are related to each other.

Foley said he did not want to release any more details because of the investigation.

Tribune files show that Whitted was shot once before, in 2006, at a 157 W. Judson Ave. home.

Whitted’s murder is the first in the city since David Sharp, 52, of Columbiana, was shot and killed Feb. 1 in the parking lot of the Rockford Village public housing project on the East Side.

Another man was wounded in that shooting.

Police arrested two men soon after the crime and charged them with murder and aggravated robbery.