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CLEVELAND - Dontavius Williams has been arrested and charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of a 5-year-old Cleveland boy on Friday.

Roman Burnett was playing outside near his home when he was shot.

One neighbor witnessed the shooting.

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"When I came out I just saw the little man on the ground, he wasn't moving or nothing," the witness said. "Just a senseless homicide. A good kid, gave him money, popsicles whatever he asked for, I gave it to him. We have to stop all this violence man, because it could have been one of my kids and I don't know how I would have reacted off that."

A warrant was issued Saturday morning for Marlon Antwon Hackett, Jr. and states that Hackett fired a shot from his car, hoping to kill Dontavius Williams. Instead, 5-year-old Ramon was killed.

According to police, Williams and Hackett Jr. exchanged gunfire and it is unknown whose bullet struck Ramon.

Hackett Jr. was taken into custody Saturday afternoon, while Dontavius was charged on Sunday after being detained at the scene on Friday.

After the shooting, Ramon was found with one gunshot wound to the chest and immediately taken to  MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died of his wounds.

"Happy, playful, he was just a happy five-year-old, just a regular happy five-year-old," said Carleshia Burnett, Ramon's aunt. "He loved to play, he loved to come outside, he just loved to come out here and play with his friends."

Although Hackett Jr. and Williams are in custody, the investigation is ongoing.

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