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Lierre Armstrong arrested in connection to shooting at 407 Spruce Street in New Castle

Investigators found a male victim lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to his stomach.

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On Tuesday March 14, 2023 New Castle City Police were dispatched to 407 Spruce Street in reference to a shooting.

Investigators found a male victim lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to his stomach.

The victim was treated by NCFD and EMS personnel and subsequently transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.

Detectives identified the suspect in the shooting as Lierre Armstrong (33) from New Castle.

On March 15, 2023, NCPD officers, NCPD Criminal investigation division, members of the Lawrence County special investigative unit and members of the critical incident response team was able to track Armstrong to our motel in Shenango Township. Surveillance units did view Armstrong leaving the motel in a vehicle.

A felony stop was initiated on the vehicle and Armstrong was taken into custody.

Charges of criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery, and persons (felons) not to possess firearms are being charged against Armstrong.


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