Mom ‘Grateful’ Suspects in Teen’s Death Off Streets

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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.

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  • Sun King

    Life in prison will actually save these 3 losers. Filthy, stinky, rotten animals. Unbelievable how stupid the whole “Look at me” thug lifestyle is. So you have a pocket full of cash, great. What you don’t have is an education, a family that loves you, or salvation in The Lord. You are your own worst enemy, society doesn’t need to eradicate you. Eventually you self eject.

  • kathie

    Good points, Sun King, and I agree with you. However…. has anything of substance ever been taught them, and millions like them? They come from mostly Godless homes, Godless schools and a society that teaches them to worship the almighty dollar.

    We’re paying for the total breakdown of the values (mostly Christian, in spite of what this president claims…) — close-knit families, love of country, respect for our fellow human beings, accountability, etc etc.

    The only question is: How far are we going to sink before we correct ourselves? (IF we do….)

    My heart breaks for that mother.

    • Cereal Killer

      So, by what you are saying, I am immoral due to the fact I do not follow a deity?

      Even the current Christian Pope says you can be a good person without having to follow a ghost around.

  • Fox8 Editor-in-Chief

    The Zone Recreation Center on Clark Avenue is another magnet for gangs. Drive by after school and see how many of the hundreds of thugs are actually using the center for recreation.

  • Rick

    This fatality according to what has been written does not qualify for the death penalty according to God’s law but who either cares nor understands the FATHER anyways these days!

  • Fox8 Moderator

    Please refrain from using racial comments or you will be sent to your mommies basement pronto!!

    • John Smith

      Loss of another BLACK child due to the perverted BLACK subculture with its despicable, disgusting and insidious lifestyle. Look around …… open your eyes and witness these grossly dyfunctional people! Stop blaming whitey and looking for more excuses when the problem is YOU PEOPLE!

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