Woman arrested, not charged in Buckeye Road shooting that killed 12-year-old

CLEVELAND-- The Cleveland Division of Police held a news conference on Wednesday to provide an update on the shooting on Buckeye Road that left a boy dead and five other juveniles injured.

Police Chief Calvin Williams said a 21-year-old woman was arrested in the case. He said charges will be reviewed, and her name and photograph could be released later on Wednesday.

Six juveniles were shot Friday night in the area of Buckeye Road and East 112th Street. Police already arrested two teens in the case.

"Our stance here is to make people understand… if you are involved in a violent crime in this city, in any way, shape or form, you are subject to the same punishment as the person who actually pulled the trigger," Williams said.

Abdel Bashiti, 12, was shot when he stepped outside the beauty supply store, owned by his family. He died from his injuries at the scene.

"The shooting that occurred on Friday has touched a nerve in this community," said Cuyahoa County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley. "The community stands with us in this matter. They are not going to take it anymore."

The police chief also provided more information on Sunday's homicide on Parkmount Avenue. A 28-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he passed away. Williams said a second suspect was arrested in the shooting.

Anyone with information on this case or others is urged to call the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464 or Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County at 216-252-7463. Anyone with tips on a wanted person can call the U.S. Marshals Service at 1-866-4-WANTED.

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Chief Calvin Williams says this is mainly an update on Buckeye Road. Homicide unit and prosecutor’s office made another arrest, 21-year-old female.

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Williams says the prosecutors will decide the charges, then released her name and photograph. Likely today. 

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There was a second arrest in the West 180th and Parkmount homicide.

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Chief Williams: “Our stance here is to make people understand… if you are involved in a violent crime in this city, in any way, shape or form, you are subject to the same punishment as the person who actually pulled the trigger.”

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Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley applauds the work of the Cleveland Division of Police and the detectives who have not slept because they are working on the Buckeye Road case.

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“The shooting that occurred on Friday has touched a nerve in this community,” O’Malley says. “The community stands with us in this matter. They are not going to take it anymore.”

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Anyone with information on this crime or other crimes in Cleveland is asked to call the Cleveland Police Homicide Unit or Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga County at 216-252-7463.

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“This isn’t an official gang robbery,” Williams says. He says it’s more like a neighborhood dispute.