GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio-- Three teenagers are behind bars, accused of playing a role in the shooting death of a 15-year old boy. All of them had attended a party at a recreation center when the shots were fired.
"Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free. I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard his call. I turned my back and left it all," read Nequita Pierce, as she read a poem that read at the funeral of her son, 15-year-old Davone Wright.
"That's my baby. It was tough. It was very rough and shouldn't no parent have to experience anything like that," she said.
Friday, Garfield Heights police identified three 17-year-olds, accused of playing a role in his death. Police said Davone was shot while leaving a Garfield Heights recreation center two weeks ago.
"We believe that Davone was caught basically in the crossfire. We do not believe that he had any involvement in the actual shooting. He was just literally an innocent victim," said Lt. Bob Byrne.
"I want them to be put behind bars for the rest of their life. I really do, 'cause they took my son from me. They didn't even know him. They just out there shooting and shooting for no reason and killed somebody that was just there," said Pierce.
Police said all three of the teens behind bars attended John F. Kennedy High School in Cleveland.
They arrested one Friday morning. Another took off when they went to pick him up Friday afternoon, but they later arrested him. The third teen was already behind bars for an unrelated crime in Cleveland that occurred after Davone was killed.
"We're getting information that some of these kids are affiliated with a gang in Cleveland, and yeah, we believe it is some gang activity," said Byrne.
"I'm grateful and I'm so glad that they're off the streets and they cannot hurt anyone else, my son did not deserve that," said Pierce.
Now, Nequita Pierce only has memories of her son, Davone, as she tries to struggle with why he is gone.
"He wasn't nothing but 15 years old. He had his whole life ahead of him. He wasn't a bad kid, not by any means. He wouldn't have did anything to hurt anyone," Pierce said.
Police said the teens will first be charged in juvenile court, but could be later charged as adults.