WARREN - A 24-year-old man was fatally shot Sunday morning at the Hampshire House apartment complex, the second deadly shooting at the complex in the last four months.
Residents of the complex said DeAngelo "Yogi" McCoy, 24, was shot dead about 3 a.m. Sunday morning in the 1300 block of Fifth Street S.W.
Police would not confirm or deny McCoy was the victim and refused to release any other details, saying information would be released today after they briefed superiors.
It's the third homicide in Warren this year. The city recorded four homicides in 2010.
The last homicide in Warren occurred in February when Kevin Gadley died after he was involved in a fight at the Paradise Bar. The Trumbull County Coroner's Office ruled the death "homicide by heart attack." No one has been charged and toxicology reports said Gadley was intoxicated.
The city's first homicide of the year, however, occurred less than 200 yards from Sunday's shooting, which has Hampshire House residents worried about their safety. Many residents declined to talk for the story, with one resident who said "We try to know as little as possible."
On Jan. 31, Sharmaine N. Delaney, 20, 1380 Fifth Street S.W. was fatally shot in the head on a bed inside her apartment. Delaney was a mother of three children, two of which were present when she was killed, according to police.
No arrests have been made in that case.
Nicole Sanders, who lives across the street from the area where Sunday's shooting took place, said she knew McCoy. She said McCoy was recently released from prison and was getting his life together.
"He was real nice," Sanders said. "It's a shock to everyone."
Sanders said she heard a loud noise about 3:30 a.m. and thought it was a garbage truck unloading a Dumpster, but her mother, who lives across the street called her and said someone was murdered.
"We hear gunshots all the time here," Nicole Sanders said. "Then I saw the police cars."
A woman who lived near to Delaney when she was killed said she feels the area is no longer safe, especially for her children. The woman asked not to be named because she was afraid for her safety.
She said residents she's talked to already are worried about retaliation.
"Some people are saying as soon as the weather gets warmer, there's going to be retaliation," the woman said.
She and several other residents who asked to remain anonymous because they were afraid of retaliation, said the neighborhood is unfit for children.
"It's getting really eerie," one resident said. "They fenced in the area to keep the bad out but all it's doing is keeping the bad in. I'll live here until I can move out. I don't feel protected here."
According to a sign on one of the buildings, there are closed circuit surveillance cameras on the property.
Neighbors indicated that McCoy lived in the vicinity, but it was not known whether he lived at the complex.