Warren police search for shooter

021617...R SHOOTING 2...Warren...02-16-17... WPD investigates a shooting in the 2000 block of West Market St. Thursday afternoon...by R. Michael Semple

WARREN — An apparent unpaid debt led to a Thursday afternoon shooting on the porch of a West Market Street home, resulting in a manhunt for the shooter.

Police are looking for 22-year-old Carlos D. Huff of 1075 Miller St., who is wanted on a charge of felonious assault that was filed Thursday afternoon in Warren Municipal Court, court records show.

Warren police were called to the 2100 block of West Market Street about 1:30 p.m. after a man with a gunshot wound to the leg was found in a yard at 2103 W. Market St.

According to Warren police Lt. Jeffrey Cole, the victim, whose name was not released by police, went up to the door at 2045 W. Market St. to collect a debt and was met at the door by the man who owed the debt.

An altercation resulted and the man was shot in the leg, Cole said. The victim tried to leave the scene in his car, “but that didn’t work out,” Cole said. The victim them started to make his way through back yards and ended up in the yard at 2105 W. Market St., which is across Vermont Avenue SW from the scene of the shooting.

When police arrived, they believed the shooter was still in the house at 2045 W. Market and used bullhorns to try to persuade the shooter to come out. However, after 15 minutes of an apparent standoff, about six officers made their way into the home and did not find the suspect, Cole said.

“The female homeowner who was not on the premises had given us permission to enter the home,” Cole said.

According to the Trumbull County Auditor’s website, the property is owned by Starr Properties of Warren.

No further details were given. Cole said the victim suffered “non-life threatening injuries.”

During the incident, officers had blocked off busy West Market Street and Nevada NW, but as soon as officers went into the home, traffic was allowed to proceed.

One neighbor who watched the incident, Heather Cross of Iowa NW, aid she is not surprised about crime happening in her neighborhood.

“It is getting so unsafe here that I won’t allow my kids outside alone,” Cross said.