Victims have same name, address
After man shot, crash reported
WARREN — The victim of a shooting Tuesday afternoon on the city’s southeast side has the same last name and address as the man who was arrested later in the day on the other side of town after a police chase ended with a two-car crash, according to Warren police reports.
Shawn T. Flowers, 50, of 182 High St. Apt. 210, was taken to St. Joseph Warren Hospital with gunshot wounds after officers responded about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday to a shooting in the 2200 block of Brier Street SE, according to a police report. A hospital spokeswoman Wednesday said no information about Flowers was available.
Meanwhile, a traffic crash report by police names Shawndon R. Flowers, 22, of 182 High St. NE, as being involved in a two-car crash just after 4 p.m. That accident was caused by a white Ford that was being pursued by police at the intersection of Paige Avenue and Forest Street NE. Police Lt. Greg Hoso said Tuesday the shooting and the crash were related.
Reports show the younger Flowers being booked into the Trumbull County Jail at 8:49 p.m. Tuesday on charges of having weapons under disability, failure to comply and driving under suspension. However, Warren Municipal Court records show Flowers only charged with the driving under suspension and he is expected to appear in court today. Jail records show Shawndon Flowers remains in custody.
Police did not return a call seeking additional information Wednesday.
While investigating the shooting, police searched a home at 2325 Burton St. SE as a large crowd looked on. Hoso said officers were led to that home after witnesses said people ran there after the shooting. Calls to Trumbull County 911 indicated that anywhere from five to 15 shots were heard and that several shell casings were found on the road near the intersection of Brier Street SE and Wick Avenue SE. The 911 report also states that a Howland police unit found clothes dumped in the road at Niles Road and Deforest SE.
In the crash on the northeast side, reports show a northbound 2003 Chevy Cavalier driven by Eric Thompson, 17, of 516 Forest St. NE, was trying to turn left from Paige onto Forest when it was struck by a “recklessly driven northbound vehicle that was being pursued by police,” the report states.
Three people — Thompson, Flowers and Sabrina Simon, 17, Laird Avenue NE, a passenger in Thompson’s car — were taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, the report states. A passenger in Flowers’ vehicle, Mona L. Mallory, 49, 182 High NE, also was injured but not hospitalized, according to the report.