McDonald shooting is probed

McDONALD – Police here in this tiny village are trying to figure out what caused a 46-year-man to shoot at a family member, and then turn the gun on himself Wednesday afternoon.

Police responding to a domestic violence call at 912 Indiana Ave. found James Fedoruk in a stairway of the home, holding a gun. When officers tried to talk Fedoruk into putting the weapon down, he turned it on himself, taking his own life, police Chief Lou Ronghi said.

No one else was hurt.

Ronghi said it’s believed Fedoruk fired the handgun at least once at one of his family members, either at his estranged wife or adult son, who were both in the home, before police arrived.

Police arrived at the home within minutes after the call was made around 3 p.m., which likely stopped other violence, he said.

”I believe the quick response time, the officers getting there, prevented anything from happening inside that house,” Ronghi said.

A search of court records on Fedoruk found only various misdemeanor traffic offenses since 2001 out of both Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

The Trumbull County Coroner’s Office and the Ohio Bureau of Investigation are helping with the investigation. Ronghi said more details should be available today.