EUCLID, Ohio (WJW)– The high school football player charged in connection with the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy appeared in Euclid Municipal Court via video Thursday afternoon.
Duane Tra’Ron Jackson, 18, of Cleveland, was charged with complicity to commit aggravated murder. Prosecutors asked for a bond of $2 million, which the judge granted.
Maurco Toler was in the front yard of a friend’s house on Zeman Avenue near East 260th Street in Euclid Dec. 11 when he was shot multiple times. Euclid police said the gunfire came from a passing car, believed to be a dark-colored Ford Escape.
On Wednesday, Jackson was arrested at Benedictine High School, where he’s a star running back on the football team. Euclid police said he’s one of the suspects involved and they expect to make more arrests.
Jackson’s court-appointed attorney said he has no criminal history.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Euclid Police Detective Bureau at 216-289-8505.