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Mon., 1:33pm: Shooting victim had criminal history

November 12, 2012
Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

WARREN -- Police said they are familiar with the man killed in Sunday mornings barrage of gunfire near downtown Warren.

Marco Dukes, 32, 866 Swallow St., died Sunday after being transported by helicopter to a Cleveland hospital. Another man, Larry Smith, 29, 2305 Jackson St., S.W., Warren, was also shot. He remains in Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Dukes had several brushes with local law enforcement over the years. Warren Police Department spokesman Jeff Cole said he believes Dukes was released from prison earlier this year.

Last year Dukes was sentenced to one year in prison for possessing a weapon, a felony charge, and carrying a concealed weapon. According to court records, he was arrested by police for possessing marijuana and pleaded guilty to the charge last month.

Dukes was sentenced to six years in prison following a shooting in 2004. According to court records he shot two people, Marlayne Wesley, 18, and Michael Wilson, 23, on Woodbine Avenue S.E., then was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center to be treated for his own gunshot injuries.

On Sunday, officers said, more that 40 shots were fired on Elm Court between Market and High streets around 10:30 a.m. Police recovered numerous shell casings in a parking lot behind a daycare in that area and the windows of a building, occupied by several people including children at the time, were shot at.

Reginald F. Baldwin, 21, and Dale A. Hatch, 25, both of Detroit, have been booked into the Trumbull County Jail on felonious assault charges. They are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday.

 
 
 

 

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