YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Youngstown police are investigating the shooting of a man who said he offered to help a driver who was stuck on the side of the road.
The man told officers he was exiting Interstate 680 just after 7 a.m. Wednesday when he noticed the car on the side of the road.
He said he stopped his car to offer help but reported that the driver pulled out a gun and demanded money. When the man said no, he was shot in the leg by the driver, according to a police report.
The victim described the shooter’s vehicle as an older-model red Ford Ranger with 30-day temporary tags. He said the shooter was a white man, around 30 years old, 5’2″ and weighing 160 pounds. He had brown hair and eyes and was wearing a tan fishing hat and red-flannel shirt, according to the victim.
Police searched the area for the vehicle but couldn’t find it.
A friend of the victim told police that the victim has a drug problem.