Police: one juvenile in detention, another sought in weekend shooting death of 12-year-old

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CLEVELAND - Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, along with Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley and Police Chief Calvin Williams held a press conference Monday.

It was announced that an arrest had been made in the shooting death of a young boy Friday night. 

Fifteen-year-old Amir Taylor is in custody. A search is still active for 15-year-old Tavion Gideons. The public is asked to report any information on his whereabouts.

Prosecutors have announced their intentions to send their cases to adult court.

On Friday, a 12-year-old boy, who had come outside to see what was happening, was shot in the chest and died after a large group of juveniles had gathered and gunshots were fired in the area of E116th and Buckeye. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has identified him as Abdel Bashiti.  Police said Abdel's father is the owner of a nearby beauty supply store, and was present during the time of his son's shooting.

Also over the weekend, Police report that  a woman was shot and killed in an east side living room after gunfire invaded that home on Crennell Avenue.

 

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