6-year-old girl dies two weeks after shooting in Akron


AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – The Summit County Medical Examiner says 6-year-old Marviya Jones has died from injuries she received in a shooting earlier this month.

Marviya died Tuesday night at the hospital.

The shooting happened around 1 p.m. on September 10 on Copley Rd. near Greenwood Ave.

Akron police said Marqualle Clinkscales, 23, and Corey Jemison, 39, exchanged gunfire after an argument.

Marqualle Clinkscales (left) and Corey Jemison (Photo courtesy: Akron police)

Clinkscales’ gunfire hit a car with six children inside, according to police.

Marviya was critically hurt. Another child was grazed by a bullet.

Clinkscales and Jemison were arrested shortly after the shooting.

Additional charges will be filed against both of them. According to Akron police, Clinkscales will be charged with an additional count of felonious assault, murder, and possession of drugs; Jemison will be charged with murder and six counts of child endangering.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing.

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan released a statement following the news.

“The news that six-year-old Mar’Viyah Jones has succumbed to the injuries she suffered as the victim of crossfire is truly heartbreaking.  My prayers and condolences go out to the family in this incredibly difficult time.  While APD has arrested those believed to be responsible for her death, nothing will ever bring Mar’Viyah back. 

I want to impress upon our entire community the toll this senseless violence is taking on our neighborhoods, and innocent lives.  As Mayor, I am working to deploy new strategies to interrupt this cycle of shootings and build on the work of the Youth Violence Prevention Plan, with some key community partners.  We hope to have more to announce on these developments in the coming weeks.  Because the violence must stop.  There is a role for everyone in this community to help end this cycle of violence that has claimed far too many of our precious children.”

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan

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