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  Teen Charged In Shooting Bound Over To Grand Jury, Remains Jailed On $250,000 Bond  
  Weapon Sent To Ohio BCI For Tests:   February 27, 2020 Edition  
      associate editor
      19-year-old Emanuel Robert Boyd, of 5515 West Blvd., was bound over to the Mahoning County Grand Jury last week, charged with murder in the Feb. 13 shooting death of 18-year-old Kane Wiesensee.
      Boardman Court Judge Joseph Houser continued Boyd’s bond at $250,000. Boyd has been incarcerated in the Mahoning County Jail since the shooting.
      Wiesensee was shot in the early morning hours of Feb. 13 at 5515 West Blvd., a home owned by Boyd’s father, who is lodged in the county jail while awaiting trial on child sex-related charges, including rape.
      According to Wiesensee’s girlfriend, 20-year-old Sienna Holstein, shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Feb. 13, Boyd “had this gun and was playing with it” when the weapon discharged.
      Holstein told Sgt. Glenn Patton she was sitting on Wiesensee’s lap when he was shot.
      “She started freaking out, and Kane started screaming. She also described feeling heat from the shot,” Sgt. Patton said.
      Police recovered a Highpoint 9mm handgun from Boyd’s house in a cardboard box, along with a backpack. The backpack was reported to belong to Derek Slipkovich, 19, of 4962 Lockwood Blvd., Det. Ben Switka said.
      The gun’s serial number is reported to have been altered. It has been sent to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification for ballistic tests, and where its ownership can possibly be traced.
      Boyd and Slipkovich knew each other and were Facebook friends.
      Three days before Wiesensee was shot, Slipkovich’s father, William, 42, reported his home at 4962 Lockwood Blvd. had been burglarized.
      Among the items reported stolen were a Highpoint 9mm pistol and a 50-round box of 9mm ammunition, according to a police report filed by Ptl. David Jones.
      William Slipkovich told police his family left the residence about 6:00 p.m. on Feb. 8, and returned the following day around 3:30 p.m. when they discovered the break-in.
      Slipkovich said the pistol and ammunition were taken from his bedroom and were in a small black bag he kept under the bed.
      “The pistol had a trigger lock on it that was removed by the suspects and left in the bag,” Slipkovich told Officer Jones.
      Police arrived at Boyd’s residence within two minutes of receiving a call of a shooting here.
      Ptl. Joseph O’Grady was the first officer to be at the scene and said he was met at the front door by Emanuel Boyd.
      Officer O’Grady said when he entered the residence he observed blood droplets in the foyer, and saw Wiesensee laying on his back near a couch, being held by Holstein.
      “I could hear the male gasping for breath, however he had a blank stare,” Officer O’Grady said.
      Moments later Sgt. Patton began CPR on Wiesensee, who was placed into an ambulance about 20 minutes later and transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown, where he was pronounced dead at 1:48 a.m., Officer O’Grady said. Wiesensee had a single gunshot wound to the left side of his chest, Officer O’Grady said.
      Also, in connection with their investigation into the shooting, police also went to 6102 Glenwood Ave., in connection with a search warrant.
      5515 West Blvd.
      Six days after the shooting, shortly after noon on Feb. 19, police were sent to the Boyd home, 5515 West Blvd., for a reported breaking and entering.
      Officer Jamison Diglaw spoke with Jason Jayne, who said he had been hired by the home’s owner, Robert Boyd, for remodeling projects while Boyd is in jail.
      Jayne told the officer he found a rear door ajar and garage door open, a day after a female had called him to ask if he had a key to the home so she could get some personal belongings.
      “Jayne advised the residence has been vacant for approximately one week,” Officer Diglaw said.
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