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Staff Photo / Renee Fox Hubbard Township Police detectives gather evidence Thursday after a woman’s body was discovered inside a vehicle on a gas well road just off Seifert-Lewis Road At around 10 a.m. Devonte Douglas, 25, is being held at Trumbull County Jail on a murder charge, jail records show.

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP – A woman was killed and her body was discovered around 10 a.m. Thursday in a vehicle parked in a garage just off Seifert-Lewis Road.

The woman was shot and her death is being investigated for homicide, said Hubbard Township Police Chief Greg Tarr.

Police did not disclose the victim’s name on Thursday pending notification of relatives.

A Trumbull County 911 call log shows someone called for help. The language of the report indicates that the woman may have been killed by a former or current intimate partner, and that a friend of the victim may have found her.

She gave 911 dispatchers the name of a man she suspected shot her. The man, Devonte J. Douglas, 25, presented to the Youngstown Police Department shortly after the shooting while attempting to get a car out of the impound and was held for questioning, according to a report.

Police were at her address on Dogwood Lane on Thursday afternoon, but did not say exactly what they were looking for or how it might relate to the shooting.

Douglas was subsequently charged with manslaughter and was incarcerated in Trumbull County Jail.

Tarr said the woman who reported the death was not injured and that police were still dealing with the scene but had leads.

“We have leads on a suspect,” Tarr said. “The evidence points to a probable homicide.”

Two vehicles, a Chevrolet Malibu and a Chevrolet Impala, were parked with doors open as township police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation worked at the scene Thursday afternoon.

The 911 call log lists people involved in the call as Douglas, Judith A. Britton of Dogwood Lane and Adreionna F. Hasley Crockett of Dogwood Lane. The three have different addresses, but the three addresses are within 0.2 miles and a few miles of where the woman’s body was found.

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