Suspects arrested in connection with shooting death of high school student

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CLEVELAND, Ohio– Two suspects wanted in connection with the shooting death of a high school student at a gas station have been arrested.

FOX 8’s Jack Shea says Dontez Long and Alonzo Patterson were taken into custody just a short time ago on East 90th Street after a woman saw them and called police.

The victim, Diamond Russell, was a senior at Ginn Academy. Ted Ginn Sr., Glenville High School’s football coach, confirmed to Fox 8’s Jack Shea that Russell is his nephew.

Russell was a football player set to graduate from high school on Sunday.

Police say the shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Shell station at Euclid and Superior avenues.

Gas station workers say Russell was shot when a man stepped out of a bus stop and fired at least six shots at him.

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