Big bond for man accused of killing ex-girlfriend's father

Bond for Clifford Jackson, III is set at $10 million.

The Cleveland man appeared in court Wednesday and plead not guilty to aggravated murder.

Jackson is accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend's father.

According to Cleveland Police, at approximately 5:19 a.m. on Friday, Third District zone cars received a radio assignment to respond to 7200 Ivy Avenue for a male shot. Upon arrival on scene officers located the victim, David Thompson, 42, with a gunshot wound to the head. EMS was notified, responded to the scene and found the victim unresponsive. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene by EMS.

While on scene, officers received information that the victim's daughter, Donna Luster, 25, and her boyfriend, Clifford Johnson III, 34, had broken up earlier in the day and that she was staying with her parents after the breakup.

At approximately 5:19 a.m., the suspect broke into his ex-girlfriend's parents' home. Once inside the suspect shot his ex-girlfriend's father in the head and attempted to shoot the other people in the house however, the handgun did not work. At this time the suspect physically assaulted his ex-girlfriend and her sister, Gloria Luster, 20, with the handgun. Subsequent to shooting and assaulting the victims the suspect fled the scene on a bicycle in an unknown direction.

He was arrested just after midnight Sunday when Third District Police spotted him.

Also Sunday evening, family and friends gathered outside of the Ivy Avenue home for a late night vigil following Jackson's arrest.

This investigation is being handled by the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit.

The official cause of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

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