Shooting In Richmond Heights
Several People Died in a Shooting in Richmond Heights, Ohio on Tuesday
Several people were killed in a shooting in Richmond Heights, Ohio on Tuesday. The suspect, who police say is a 23-year-old man named Dravein “Pop” Duke, is still at large. Several others were injured in the shooting, including a 3-month-old girl, who was found unresponsive in her crib. The shooting occurred in the apartment complex on the corner of West University Avenue and East 66th Street.
Several members of the community are mourning the deaths of three UVA football players, who were shot on a charter bus returning from a field trip in Washington, D.C. The victims were identified as D’Sean Perry, Lavel Davis, and Devin Chandler.
The victims were on the bus with about two dozen students returning from a field trip. Two other students were injured in the shooting. The suspect was arrested in suburban Richmond, Va., on Monday evening, and has been held in custody without bond. He is charged with three counts of second-degree murder.
According to court documents, Jones is being held in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. He will appear in court through a video link, but has not entered a plea. He faces additional gun-related charges.
Dravein “Pop” Duke
Earlier this week Dravein “Pop” Duke turned himself in to the Miami-Dade Police Department. He was arrested for a number of reasons, but the most notable was for stealing exotic reptiles from his former home in January. Duke’s lawyer Richard Gregg says he was “shocked” by the prosecutors filing a charge before he went to jail.
The other notable thing is that Duke’s vehicle was a white Dodge Ram pickup truck. Other teens inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting were not arrested.
One of the biggest questions in this case is who was the shooter. A witness at the scene reported that the shooter armed himself with an AK-47 assault rifle and shot Amiere Castro in the head while he was visiting relatives in the Richmond Heights area.
Using the right data points, the Richmond Heights Police Department has been able to snare a suspect in the Davionna Wright murder. The 15 year old has been charged with a slew of crimes ranging from tampering with evidence to felonious assault. Having said that, the Richmond Times Dispatch reported that the city’s crime rate remains stable. For a town whose population hovers around 13,000, that’s not a bad thing. The city is a hotbed for gang activity. It’s not uncommon for one or more members of the same family to be involved in a shootout. Having said that, the department has been able to track down a suspect in three of the five cases involving murder.
As for the suspect’s motives, the department is still in the dark. Nevertheless, the department is well stocked with detectives tasked with ferreting out a killer.
Three-month-old girl found unresponsive in her crib
Several months ago, an 18-year-old mother rolled onto a three-month-old girl in her crib in Richmond Heights. The baby was found unresponsive and police responded. They performed CPR on the girl and she was taken to a hospital. However, she died in the hospital. Her death has been investigated, and police haven’t released any details.
The baby’s parents, Elizabeth Ucman and Brandon Copeland, are still in custody without bail. They entered not guilty pleas at their arraignment. They are expected to appear at a preliminary hearing in January. It is unclear what prompted their arrest. The San Diego Police Department launched an investigation into the baby’s death. The investigation found neglect on part of both listed offenders, according to an incident report.
Miami-Dade police are still searching for the shooter
During the first hours of the morning on Sunday, four people were shot outside a home in the Richmond Heights area of Miami. One person died on the scene, while the others were taken to Jackson South Medical Center and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Although no one is currently being held accountable, the Miami-Dade Police Department is still searching for the shooter.
One of the victims was a 32-year-old man, while the other three were children, ranging in age from four to six. They were walking along Booker T. Washington Boulevard near Lincoln Boulevard when at least one gunman opened fire on them.
The gunshots reportedly came from a vehicle, although police are still looking for the suspect. The shooting happened around 2 a.m., and Miami-Dade police were on the scene shortly thereafter. They interviewed witnesses and searched the area for possible evidence. One man was found with handcuffs on, but he is not believed to be involved.