Crimes and Courts

Nationwide warrant out for Steubenville teen shooting suspect

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (WTRF) - Police are looking for a suspect in a shooting that happened Monday evening in Steubenville.

This all unfolded around 5:00 p.m.

Police report Mahogany Luke, 27, was driving past Maryland Market when Brylee West, 18, came running after her vehicle. 

Minutes later, security footage shows the car was cut off at the intersection of Ohio Street and Ridge Ave.

Then, shots were fired.

"At this point, there is a nationwide warrant entered for Brylee West. He is an 18-year-old from Steubenville. Unfortunately, we're also at a place where we have a two-year-old in the ICU in Pittsburgh. We're just hoping and praying she makes it," said Jane Hanlin, Jefferson County Prosecutor.

Hanlin said the two-year-old has been in surgery since last night, as doctors treat wounds to her head.

Meanwhile, the mother is in stable condition after suffering wounds to the leg and stomach area.

Now, police need your help.

"I would urge even the people who are very close to Brylee, to tell him to turn himself in. These are the types of situations that become very, very dangerous. The est thing he can do for himself and the community is to turn himself into law enforcement and let this process unfold," Hanlin said.

Of course, the consequences will be tough, especially since West is still on parole.

In fact, he was released just last month from a youth detention facility where he had been serving time after shooting a teen back on July 25, 2015.

"He is still on a community control sanction, so he's not supposed to be out of this area at all. What he's doing right now is further complicating matters for himself," Hanlin said.

At this time, officials cannot confirm gang involvement. but they're urging people to keep their eyes and ears open.

"If you see Brylee, don't approach him. Call police immediately and we'll take care of it," said Chief Bill McCafferty, Steubenville Police.

Steubenville Police are investigating with help from BCI, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Ohio State Highway Patrol and U.S. Marshals.

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