15-year-old Warrensville Heights boy murdered in Cleveland

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Published: May. 30, 2023 at 7:59 AM EDT|Updated: May. 30, 2023 at 11:01 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 15-year-old died Friday after being shot on the city’s East side.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Ronald Jackson III, of Warrensville Heights.

According to Cleveland police, officers responded to the area of E. 156th Street and Lakeshore Blvd. around 5:45 p.m. on May 26 for a report of shots fired. This is in the city’s North Shore Collinwood neighborhood.

When officers arrived, they saw a vehicle stopped at the intersection and Jackson was found slumped inside with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body.

Officers rendered first aid until EMS transported him to University Hospitals, where he was pronounced dead.

A 16-year-old boy was a passenger in the vehicle and was shot in the leg. Police said the 16-year-old fled the scene after the shooting and was transported to University Hospitals by a private vehicle.

Police said the suspects were in a sedan when they pulled up to Jackson’s vehicle and began shooting.

At this time, there are no arrests or better description of the suspects or their vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland police at 216-623-5464 or Crimestoppers at 216-25-CRIME.

A cash reward of up to $5,000 may be available.