Autopsy conducted on shooting victim

WARREN — The Trumbull County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy Wednesday on the 19-year-old victim of a fatal shooting Monday night and identified him as Dareontai Carmichael of Warren.

According to a news release from Coroner Dr. Lawrence D’Amico, the cause of death was from multiple gunshot wounds and it was ruled a homicide, the first in the city of Warren for 2022.

The coroner’s news release said Carmichael was identified by fingerprint comparisons.

A Trumbull County 911 report states Carmichael was shot in the chest about 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot of a Mahoning Avenue NW convenience store. The report states the victim was taken by car to the Trumbull Regional Medical Center emergency room, where Carmichael was pronounced dead at 7:45 p.m.

A Warren police report states the shooting took place in the parking lot of the Quick Shop convenience store at 960 Mahoning Ave. NW. An employee of the store told 911 dispatchers he didn’t see anything but heard three shots, the report states.

Two people who took the victim to the hospital were interviewed by police officers there. One man said as he pulled up to the store, “people started shooting.” He said the victim wanted him to pick him up from the store. The man said there were “just shots and (the victim) fell on his car and (the victim) told him he had to go to the hospital.” The men loaded the victim into a blue Chevrolet Cruze and took him to the hospital, the report states.

A police report states the investigation centered around a feud between the victim and another person. One witness at the scene told officers he thought there was an overdose, but once he saw the blood “he realized it was something more.”

A Trumbull County jail record shows Carmichael was arrested on June 10, 2021, on a charge of obstructing official business and other traffic summonses. Six days earlier, he was detained at the jail for about 90 minutes on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. A Warren Municipal Court record shows Carmichael was charged with felony drug possession and gave his address as Northwest Boulevard NW.


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