ASHTABULA - A Youngstown man died Friday evening after he was struck by multiple bullets along the 900 block of West 43rd Street, according to Ashtabula County Coroner's Investigator Jim Baehr.
James Anderson, 24, of Youngstown, was shot on a sidewalk shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, according to Ashtabula police Chief Robert Stell and information gathered from the scene.
A suspect is being held, said Lt. William Parkomaki of the Ashtabula Police Department. "A 21-year-old Ashtabula man is in custody in connection with the incident," he said.
Parkomaki said the shooting is under investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.
Baehr said Anderson was taken from West 43rd Street to Ashtabula County Medical Center.
"He was transported to the hospital. Preparations were made for him to be flown by helicopter to another hospital, but his vitals deteriorated, and he died in the emergency room," Baehr said.
"He was sent for an autopsy at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office," Baehr said. He said the preliminary report indicates Anderson died as a result of the shooting.
"The cause of death was multiple gunshots," he said.
Baehr said the preliminary autopsy indicates there were four gunshot wounds.
"Last I knew they (police) were interviewing people and the gun had not been found," Baehr said.
"Complete toxicology and (the) complete report will be done in 12 to 16 weeks," Baehr said.
"The investigation is continuing with the Ashtabula Police Department, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and this office," Baehr said.
About 9:30 p.m. Friday a series of police cars stopped a vehicle and took a person into custody at the intersection of West 39th Street and West Avenue. A car was also impounded at the scene and towed to the Ashtabula Police Department.
Police would not say if the incident had anything to do with the shooting.
Dillaway is a reporter with the Star Beacon in Ashtabula.