Police probe shooting on Sunday night

WARREN – Police are investigating a Sunday night shooting in which they reported that an 18-year-old city man was wounded.

Details were sketchy; however, officers were dispatched to the area of Ward Street S.W. and Penn Avenue N.W. about 11:30 p.m. in reference to gunshots, according to a Warren police report. The report states, Davone L. Owens of 1185 Oak St. S.W. was found in front of 414 Penn St. N.W., with a gunshot wound.

Owens was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

An update on his condition was not available on Monday. However, police said he was not fatally wounded.

The police report indicates that officers arrested Derwin R. Norman, 18, of 1360 Autumn Drive N.W. He was charged with falsification. He was wanted on a warrant from another case involving a failure to appear on a drunken driving charge, court officials said. He was being held without bond at the Trumbull County Jail on Monday, following an arraignment in Warren Municipal Court. He is scheduled to appear back in municipal court for a pretrial at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 9.

Police reports do not clarify whether Norman’s arrest had any connection to Owens’ shooting.

Early reports indicated that police were searching the neighborhood in the 400 blocks of Penn and Iowa avenues N.W., near the intersection of Ward Street N.W., Sunday night and early Monday morning looking for evidence at what was called two crime scenes.

Several people called police about 11:20 p.m. Sunday to report hearing a series of gunshots. While police were searching the area, someone called about 11:35 p.m. to report a shooting victim lying in her flower bed.

The search seemed to center on yards between the parallel streets of Penn and Iowa avenues. Some witnesses were reporting that shots were fired from a vehicle. Police reported finding a trail of shell casings leading up to a porch in the neighborhood.