Arrest: Two 16 Year Olds Arrested in Cleveland Heights Murder

Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan
Suspect: Phillip Morris
Suspect: Phillip Morris
Suspect: Jermaine Taylor
Suspect: Jermaine Taylor

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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Heights Police say two 16 year old boys have been arrested in the death of a troubled teen.

Jermaine Taylor's mother brought him to the station Wednesday.  Phillip Morris turned himself into the detention home.

According to Cleveland Heights Police,  the victim 18 year old Chris Jordan was suspected of selling drugs out of his home at 1754 Lee Road.

Police tell us Monday just before midnight two 16-year-old boys went to the house to buy weed.

There was a struggle and Jordan was shot in the chest.   He was taken to Huron Hospital where he died.

The two 16-year-olds, Jermaine Taylor and Phillip Morris fled the scene.  Cops say Taylor was actually in juvy court on Monday and ordered to go with his mom to her home in Michigan.

But, instead he ran off after leaving juvy court.

Jordan was a 2009 graduate of Cleveland Heights High School and had recently been convicted of robbery and was ordered to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, which he was wearing at the time of his death.

Statement from Superintendent Doug Heuer regarding Death of a 2009 Graduate

We were informed this morning by the Cleveland Heights Police Department that a 2009 graduate of Cleveland Heights-University Heights was shot and killed at home last night. Everyone in our school community is deeply saddened by this tragic and unfortunate incident. We will provide grief counseling to any student who may need it.

As always, we are working closely with CHPD to provide them any assistance or information we can. We learned from CHPD that three suspects were being sought for involvement in this incident, one a CH-UH student. That student was arrested this morning at 9:15 a.m. without incident. The District will continue to work with law enforcement as needed.

We are disgusted by this crime and again call on our community to come together and find ways so that our students have the same security and safety away from school as they do when they are within school walls. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim's family and loved ones.

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