Scott Taylor speaks to family of Arrion Smiley - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

25-year-old mother killed in Cleveland Heights, family speaks out exclusively to 19 Action News

Arrion Smiley leaves behind a small child.  (Source: Go Fund Me Account for Arrion Smiley) Arrion Smiley leaves behind a small child. (Source: Go Fund Me Account for Arrion Smiley)

Arrion Smiley was only 25 when police say she was hit by a bullet not intended for her during a fight at the Double R Bar and Grille in Cleveland Heights.

She was an innocent victim.

Her family spoke exclusively to 19 Action News Investigative Reporter Scott Taylor and publicly for the first time since her murder.

Arrion's sister Catia Carter says "I just...  I just miss her so much."

Arrion graduated from Success Tech in Cleveland.

She was one of six children in a family raised to love thy neighbor and have faith in God.

She worked hard as a nurse's aid and when she heard music playing... just get out of the way.

Carter adds, "My sister loved to praise dance. She loved to dance period. That was a God given gift. If you ever saw my sister dance it would blow you away."

Her biggest joy in life is her beautiful 5-year-old daughter.

You can help touch Arrion's 5-year-old daughter's future by donating to a special Go Fund Me account:  Http://

"My niece is young. She understands but doesn't quiet understand. So what ever I can do to be there for my niece is what I am going to do in the name of my sister," says Carter.

The investigation led Cleveland Heights Detectives to three suspects, Jamahl Drake, Darius Wills, and Anthony Hunt, who have all been charged. Drake and Wills are charged with aggravated murder and Hunt is charged with complicity.  

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