WARREN - City police on Thursday were looking for a man, possibly wounded, who they believe may have been involved in a scuffle outside an apartment on Tod Avenue.
Police were called about 6 p.m. to 970 Tod Ave. N.W. on reports of shots being fired at the house, which has been converted into several apartments.
Police said an apartment resident, who was not named, identified the man as Antonio Jones and told officers that Jones came to the apartment looking for him. He told them that Jones said he had been pistol whipped.
He and other witnesses inside the house said they heard a scuffle in the hall.
Initially police suspected the man ran away on foot. However, several witnesses outside, who did not want to be identified, said they saw a man run from the back of the house into a parking lot behind it, circle back along Summit Street N.W. toward Tod Avenue N.W. and jump into a dark SUV.
According to police scanner traffic, a bloody shirt was found later in a roadway in the 1200 block of Tod Ave. N.W.
Police searched the area of Tod Avenue at Third Street.
"At this point, we know there appears to be a victim, but he's not here now and we have no idea how bad he might be hurt, and chances are that he won't go to a hospital," police Lt. Martin Gargas, lead investigator, said.
Initially, police received reports that someone in one of the apartments was bleeding to death. Police confirmed blood was found outside and in a hallway.
Gargas said it is believed that at one point, Jones entered the other man's apartment. Officers checked the apartments but were unable to enter one unit they said was locked when they arrived. They contacted the company that manages the property to enter the apartment.
Eventually police were able to determine there was a man inside that apartment who was not hurt.