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Stow Police on the Hunt for Alleged Gunman

Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker said it appears the shooting was drug-related.

Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker told the Stow Sentry Monday the department is "cautiously optimistic" that its investigation will yield arrests in connection with Saturday night's shooting.

Dirker said the shooting was likely drug-related given that a substanial amount of marijuana was found at the crime scene: 4034 Osage St.

Five shell casings where recovered from the scene, but Dirker wouldn't specify the type of gun that was used. The men who were shot -- Jason Hoy, 20, and Andrew Brown, 21 -- are from Stow, but it appears they don't live at the residence in question.

When Hoy and Brown were interviewed Saturday night, they told Stow detectives they were shot by a black man who had two black accomplices.

However, it's not immediately clear whether the information Hoy and Brown provided to police was accurate. 

The pair suffered non-life threatening injuries in the shooting.

As of Monday night, no arrests were made and no charges were filed.

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Castor Troy March 07, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Great idea with the Neighborhood Watch Matthew. I commend your initiative and resolve. Not to detract from what you find most concerning, but there are some other issues in this city I feel don't get enough attention. All the theft. It seems like everyday we hear about a house, or car being broken into with items stolen. The Retail outlets in this city have just as much theft going on. I know simple possessions aren't as important as our lives, but why is there no call to action about all the theft? Where is the Article, how to know if your neighbor is a thief? According to the statistics posted on this very same domain. Theft is our biggest crime in this city.
Matthew Gabanyic March 07, 2013 at 04:28 PM
Your point is well received Castor. I am well aware of those problems and many, many more. I don't wish to get too political. With what I'm trying to do, any politics that can be avoided, will. I mean, I'm a political nightmare, and many can't stand me because of it but, with this "program", I want as much participation as possible. Now, that being said I'll make one political observation. All of these other problems you bring to light seem to correspond directly with "gun control" and those stupid signs that are like arrows for criminals that point the way. You know, the "Gun Free" signs? Alright, back to my point. I am just one person. I've managed to assemble very quickly a group of people that have had it from both sides of politics who can agree that the sharing of information on mass from observation is the way to go. Me putting pressure on a problem area does very little if anything. 30 people putting pressure (many anomalously) on a problem area creates unbelievable pressure on that particular area. If you are looking for a place to buy a house or rent a house in which you plan to conduct illegal activity, and you know your going to be scrutinized every second of every minute of every day, are you going to want to live there? If you are renting out a house, are you going to want to rent irresponsibly knowing that your tenants actions may very well come back to bite YOU because of the pressure of the majority in the neighborhood?
Matthew Gabanyic March 07, 2013 at 04:47 PM
It's my opinion that many of these home invasions can be curbed from just such a program. A bit rocky and dangerous at first but, people NEED to come together QUICKLY to get the ball rolling. I've also had many people, over the last few years, inform me of corruption withing various departments of the city. Well, I'm a believer that all things are possible. I don't believe it or disbelieve it, but I am more than willing to wipe the slate clean in order to protect the hundreds (or thousands) of children in the community. If city corruption gets in the way, WAY more than just I have connections to powerful people (In government and media) to expose or embarrass the party's involved, and this will occur, and nobody will have a clue where it came from. However, the cooperation of city officials so far has been exemplary. Yesterday, some people returned to the house on Osage to retrieve their belongings (didn't know the reason for the return at the time). We were told prior, that the only people that would be at the house were the owners. With community action, and an unresponsive call to the landlord, a decision was reached by several community members to inform police. the police were there almost immediately to assess the situation. I see no reason at present to think that the city isn't on the side of protecting the community. Perhaps they just need a little help from the community in an organized and effective way.
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James Thomas March 19, 2013 at 03:34 PM
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