Police: Leads in church shooting

| January 27, 2010

YOUNGSTOWN – Tips are coming in, and the search continues for the man who shot and killed an 80-year-old woman on Saturday in a parking lot after church services.

Meanwhile, a special Mass and funeral services will be conducted this morning for Angeline Fimognari.

According to Youngstown police reports, police received a tip Monday about a man with a nickname that belongs to two different people who each fit the broad description of the killer who shot Fimognari in her car in the lot St. Dominic Church, 77 E. Lucius Ave., on the city's South Side. Each man has a history of violent crime, police said.

Tips like that are becoming more common as the word of the murder gets out, Chief of Detectives Capt. Rod Foley said.

"We are getting calls from the public and we're following up on all the leads we can, but no one individual has jumped off the screen just yet," he said.

Foley said investigators still are reviewing security tapes that were outside St. Dominic's to look for a possible suspect. Police also are waiting on video from nearby businesses to aid in the investigation, which is slowed somewhat, according to one detective, because some of the security footage is kept by out-of-state companies.

The tip Monday came from a man on Maywood who told officers that when he dropped off money to a woman at an address on Philadelphia, the woman pointed out two men near an upstairs apartment and said, "I heard that's the guy that shot that old lady."

Officers knocked on the door of the designated apartment in the building at 231 E. Philadelphia for several minutes with no response.

Police eventually questioned the woman and her boyfriend about the report, and they claimed it was the person who filed the report that identified the suspicious person, not them.

They said the suspicious person was named "Mook," which matches police records for either of two men who each fit the broad description of the murderer given to investigators – about 20 years old, black, 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, with close-cut hair, and wearing acid-wash jeans and a black shirt.

Bishop George V. Murry will celebrate the 8 a.m. Mass today St. Dominic, 77 E. Lucius Ave, Youngstown, for Fimognari. A funeral Mass will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman.

 

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