CLEVELAND - A 5-year-old was struck and killed by a bullet Friday afternoon, after a gun battle between two men took place on Louise Harris Court, according to court documents.
An affidavit establishing probable cause for Dontavious Williams' arrest said he was engaged in gunfire with another man when a bullet struck and killed 5-year-old Ramon Burnett.
Another man involved in the shooting, Marlon Hackett Jr. , turned himself in. Late this morning, he was charged with aggravated murder.
Roman was playing outside near his home when he was shot.
Police Chief Calvin Williams, accompanied by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, addressed the media on the shooting this morning. Chief Williams said that they want to bring everyone involved in this case to justice, and in order to do that, they need the public's help.
Anyone who knows anything at all that might help should come forward and speak with the authorities.
Williams also added that in order to stop crimes like this one, the gun issue itself must be addressed. Police and gang units have been out since the shooting on Friday collecting guns. He said that anyone can bring any weapon in and turn it over to the police, no questions asked.
***Read the live blog of their conference below.***