Shots fired peace rally in Euclid

Arrests made after teen killed at ‘Stop the Violence’ rally

Two people have been arrested after a deadly shooting at a “Stop the Violence” rally earlier this week outside of Cleveland, reports CBS affiliate WOIO in Cleveland.

Gerard Jones, 19, of Euclid, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Bond was set at $200,000.

The second suspect is a 17-yer-old Cleveland resident. He’s been turned over to juvenile detention and faces felony charges of aggravated murder and other related charges, WOIO reports.

The shooting resulted in the death of 19-year-old Euclid resident Phillip Banks and a severe injury to an unnamed 12-year-old boy. The juvenile victim is currently recovering from a gunshot wound to his back.


Less than 15 miles away from the Republican National Convention site in Cleveland, a 19-year-old man was shot and killed at a “Stop the Violence Beach Party” in Euclid at 8 p.m. Sunday night, according to CBS affiliate WOIO in Cleveland.

A 12-year-old boy was shot in that same incident. He was hit in the back and is currently hospitalized. His condition today is unknown.

In a second shooting incident in Euclid around 9 p.m. in Euclid, police said an 18-year-old was walking near Lakeshore Blvd. when he was hit in the shoulder by gunfire. His condition is also unknown.

No arrests have been made in either incident.

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