Shooting probe continues

WARREN – Police on Sunday continued investigating a weekend shooting at a southwest side gas station that reportedly took the life of a 24-year-old city man.

The man was gunned down shortly after midnight Saturday morning at the Sunoco gas station, 805 W. Market St., according to Warren Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa. He did not provide the victim’s name or age on Saturday.

Warren police remained quiet about the incident on Sunday, declining to add information or offer updates.

According to information obtained by the Tribune Chronicle on Saturday, Richard C. Rollison IV, 24, of Warren, died early Saturday morning, and his death is being investigated by the Trumbull County Coroner’s Office.

Also on Saturday, Cantalamessa said investigators were working to determine if there is video footage of the shooting at the gas station.

“It’s very disheartening because another person has lost his life. Once again, I would ask that the citizens be patient. We’re on top of it and we’re doing our job as law enforcement,” Mayor Doug Franklin told Tribune Chronicle news partner WYTV 33 News.

Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to please come forward.

Police have also provided no information about whether they believe that the incident at the gas station is connected to a shooting in a Warren Township bar around the same time.

Meanwhile, family members of a man killed a week ago in a confrontation with police were being sought for questioning in the Warren Township shooting.

Warren Township Police Chief Don Bishop said police were searching for Thomas Walker and Tashawn Walker of Warren in connection with a 12:30 a.m. Saturday fight and shooting at the J&L Lounge, 1957 Highland Ave. S.W.

Tashawn is the brother of Taemarr Walker, 24, who was shot to death Oct. 19 in a confrontation with Warren Police near Risher and Palmyra roads S.W. Thomas reportedly is their father, Bishop said.

There was no word on Sunday whether the two men had been apprehended. Neither men were booked into the Trumbull County Jail over the weekend, jail staff said.