Suspect charged in shooting
WARREN – A city man is facing four felony charges in connection with shots fired at a home listed recently as the residence of a man killed last month in a confrontation with police.
Michael L. Green Jr., 32, of Warren, is facing two counts of carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. His case was bound over to a Trumbull County grand jury on Tuesday after he waived a hearing on the charges in Warren Municipal Court. He is being held at the Trumbull County Jail without bond.
Green was arrested Oct. 28 outside a home at 2520 Kenwood Drive S.W. The address is listed on court and police records as a recent residence of Taemarr Walker. Records also indicate 836 Homewood Ave. as an address for Walker.
Green’s arrest came the same day U.S. Marshals apprehended Walker’s brother, Tashawn Walker, 26, at a home in Baytown, Texas, on a murder charge stemming from the Oct. 26 fatal shooting of Richard C. Rollison IV, 24, outside a local gas station.
Warren police have not said whether they believe Rollison’s shooting had any connection to Walker’s.
On Oct. 28, Clayton Williams reported that someone had shot at his Kenwood Drive residence at 12:44 a.m., damaging the home and some interior valuables, according to a Warren police report.
Williams told police he and his family were in the house preparing to go to bed when they heard several shots being fired from outside the house and heard at least two sounds that indicated something had hit the house. Williams told police he did not see who fired the shots.
Williams said he discovered that two shots had entered his house in the kitchen and living room areas.
Ohio State Highway Patrol units, who were helping patrol the city at the request of Warren police, arrived at the scene and detained Green as he was attempting to leave in a vehicle from the driveway of 2528 Kenwood Drive S.W. Troopers ordered Green out of the vehicle and found he had a loaded Ruger pistol and was wearing a ballistic resistant vest. Police checked the vehicle and found an SKS-type rifle with a 100-round drum magazine, according to patrol reports.
The connection between Williams, Taemarr Walker and Green was not clear on Tuesday.
Taemarr Walker was fatally shot by a Warren police officer early Oct. 19 near the intersection of Palmyra and Risher roads S.W. A week later his brother, Tashawn Walker, was charged with murder in connection with Rollison’s shooting death at the Sunoco service station on West Market Street.
Tashawn Walker waived his right to have an extradition hearing in Houston last week. Warren police confirmed they were making arrangements this week to have him transported to Trumbull County.
Tensions throughout the city were high after the two shooting deaths. Warren police asked state troopers to help saturate the area with police presence as a precaution.
Last week, security at Warren G. Harding High School in Warren was beefed up after rumors of a “shootout” at the school were posted on Facebook.
School officials canceled the high school football game on Friday under the advisement of Warren police and city officials after a threat was made that something was going to happen during the football game. City police have not disclosed the exact nature of the threat.
Additionally, city residents voiced concerns after police converged on Jackson Street S.W. almost immediately after Rollison was shot.
Green, according to court and police records, has residences listed at 2137 Jackson Street S.W. and 925 Youngstown Warren Road.
Meanwhile, State Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation is investigating the police-involved shooting that killed Taemarr Walker. Police can be heard on dash camera video, while at the scene of Taemarr Walker’s death, discussing a report that he had been on his way to shoot up a local bar when the car he was in went off the road Oct. 19
Taemarr Walker’s ties to both Warren and Detroit are among several connections between the two cities that local officials have investigated involving dozens of people and a slew of crimes from drug possession and robbery to felonious assault and murder.
In January, Walker’s mother told police that someone called her cell phone several times and threatened to shoot up her Homewood Avenue house days after Walker was extradicted from Detroit on the aggravated robbery charge.