WARREN - An 18-year-old man was charged Tuesday in connection with a double shooting earlier in the day that left two city men - including a former local football standout - seriously wounded.
Felonious assault charges were filed against Kardell Lowery Jr. in Warren Municipal Court hours after the overnight shooting, Warren police Lt. Jeff Cole said. He was booked into the Trumbull County Jail Tuesday evening.
Davion Jonte Rogers, 22, a former Warren G. Harding High School and Youngstown State University football player, was taken to St. Joseph Health Center initially, but transferred to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.
Jamal Brandon Coleman, 20, was taken to Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Police could not provide an update on either man's condition late Tuesday.
The two were shot at their home at 2044 Ferndale Ave. S.W., according to a Warren police report. A witness at the house at the time of the shooting said Rogers and Coleman are half-brothers and live with their mother, Nicole Dyson, 41, who is listed on the police report. It is not clear if she was home.
Another man at the home, Randy Ballard, 20, of Warren, told a Tribune Chronicle reporter that he and two other men were listening to music in another room when the shooting occurred. Witnesses also said Rogers was sleeping when he was shot.
The witnesses declined to comment further.
Police previously questioned all three men.
Officers were dispatched to residence shortly after 1:45 a.m. on a report of a shooting. Moments later, a dispatcher reported that the caller said two had been hit.
Police spoke with at least three other younger men who were at the home when Rogers and Coleman were shot.
Rogers, a 2010 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, was a standout player for the Raiders under then-coach D.J. Dota. When being recruited, Rogers was a three-star recruit and the No. 19 prospect in the state of Ohio, according to Rivals.com.
Rogers, who originally signed his letter of intent to the University of Michigan, was an all-district player for the Raiders. Rogers didn't play a snap as a Wolverine, having to exit the program in September of 2010, reportedly due to academic and eligibility issues with the NCAA Clearinghouse.
In February of 2011, it was announced that Rogers would join the hometown Youngstown State University Penguins. Rogers did play for YSU in 2011, but left the team before the 2012 season for undisclosed reasons.
According to the Trumbull County Jail, Karedell Lowery was in custody late Tuesday night. Police did not answer or return calls seeking information on when and where he was apprehended.
He is expected to appear in court this morning.