CLEVELAND — Three teenagers accused of shooting at a priest who was gathering eggs from his Cleveland church’s chicken coop have been indicted.
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office said that 16-year-olds Amin Walker and Jaylen Miller and 18-year-old Kenitra Robinson face attempted murder, felonious assault, aggravated robbery and other charges.
Prosecutors say the 65-year-old priest from St. Mary Catholic Church was “ambushed” in December by Walker and Miller, who demanded he hand over the eggs. Prosecutors say the priest began running away, prompting the teens to fire multiple rounds that missed as the priest slipped and fell to the ground. They say the teens left in a stolen van where Robinson was waiting.
Walker and Miller initially were charged as juveniles, but have been bound over from juvenile court.
“When young people terrorize our citizens and commit crimes with firearms, they will go through the adult system,” said Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley. “This attempted murder shook the foundation of our county and they will be held accountable.”
Court records don’t indicate if the teenagers have been assigned attorneys.
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