YOUNGSTOWN - A man was shot dead outside a South Side bar early Friday morning, and another man was arraigned later in the day in connection to a murder last week also on the South Side.
Curtis Moses, 40, who managed the Partners Jazz and Blues Lounge on Oak Hill Avenue, was gunned down outside the bar about 2:45 a.m.
His death is the 16th homicide in the city this year. In 2011, the city did not record its 16th murder until Oct. 8. There were 23 homicides in Youngstown in 2011.
Nine of the 16 homicides in the city this year have been on the South Side.
Police reports state that Moses was walking to his car when someone walked up, fired several shots and ran away west on Falls Avenue.
Police collected 13 spent shell casings for evidence and towed cars - one of them belonging to Moses - that were struck by gunfire.
2012 Youngstown homicides
TreVon Kimbrough, 18, shot and killed Jan. 7 at Market Street and East Judson Avenue on the South Side.
William T. Patterson, 60, died at St. Elizabeth Health Center after being shot and beaten in his West Evergreen Avenue home Jan. 14 on the South Side.
Carlos Crues, 17, shot and killed Jan. 28 outside a Kendis Circle apartment on the East Side.
Cedrick Robinson, 19, died after being shot in a driveway at a 41 W. Lucius Ave. home on the South Side Feb. 16.
Erica Elford, 33, Berlin Center, was shot and killed Feb. 26 in a Bancroft Avenue home on the South Side.
Munir Blake, 31, 233 Lora Ave., was shot to death March 1 in his North Side apartment.
Damon Hodges, 34, shot and killed March 10 inside a 114 E. Lane Ave. home on the East Side.
Tito Haskins, 35, was found shot to death on the porch of a 579 E. Boston Ave. home on the South Side March 15.
Pierre McKinney, 21, is found shot to death in a Saranac Avenue backyard on the North Side on April 25.
Michael Abighanem, 27, was found shot to death in a 1754 Silliman St. home on the West Side on April 27.
Pako Lacey, 20, and Juanetta Franklin, 17, are found shot to death in a 243 E. Avondale Ave. home on the South Side May 15.
Ibn Shakoor, 20, 671 McBride St. and Michael Johnson, 20, 716 Katherine St., were found shot to death in an SUV in front of 671 McBride St. on the East Side on June 1.
Dion Weatherspoon, 24, 310 Hilton Ave., is shot to death in a driveway at 346 Hilton Ave. on the South Side June 13.
Curtis Moses, 40, was shot to death across from the Partners Jazz and Blues Lounge on the South Side June 22.
A large blood stain remained on the sidewalk across the street from the bar Friday afternoon, and several people stood beside it crying. A woman who did not want to give her name said that Moses ''was a good man, and people need to know that.''
Other people there said they did not want to comment.
Police Chief Rod Foley did not return a message seeking comment.
As people gathered to mourn Moses, Walter Drake, 26, appeared in Municipal Court via video feed from the Mahoning County Jail on a charge of murder in the death of Dion Weatherspoon, 24.
Weatherspoon was shot to death in a 246 Hilton Ave. driveway about 11:30 a.m. June 13 after a heated argument with Drake, police said. Weatherspoon was shot six times, police said.
Police named Drake as a suspect a day after the killing but he had been hiding late Wednesday, when he surrendered to officers at the Market Street offices of his lawyer.
His bond was set at $750,000 and a preliminary hearing was set for Friday.
Since last June 14, the city has recorded 34 homicides.