Suspect in weekend shooting turns self in

EAST LIVERPOOL — The man suspected in a weekend shooting of a woman at the Woodland Hills housing complex is in custody, charged by city police with felonious assault.

Deandre Dozier, 27, address not listed, turned himself in to Youngstown police in connection with the Sunday morning shooting of Christen Wilson, who survived.

City detectives Darin Morgan and Kevin Thompson were on their way to Youngstown Monday afternoon to pick up Dozier, also known as Mouse, and return him to the county jail to await an appearance in East Liverpool Municipal Court.

Chief John Lane said he expected his detectives to interview Dozier about the shooting en route to the jail.

Also named as a person of interest in the case was Randy Otis, who is still being sought.

Police said they were called 12:44 a.m. Sunday to Wilson’s apartment at Woodland Hills, with the first officer on the scene, Patrolman John Headley, met by several crying people.

They pointed toward the apartment where he found Wilson lying on the apartment floor, covered in blood, with several people holding her down and applying pressure to a head wound.

Speaking with those present, officers learned Wilson was shot during an argument and that Dozier — one of four people who had come to the apartment — was named as the shooter.

Wilson was transported to East Liverpool City Hospital and then flown to a Pittsburgh hospital, with officials saying she survived the gunshot.

Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Otis is asked to contact police at 330-385-1234.

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