Community vigil for Diamond Russell

Diamond Russell at high school prom. (Source: Facebook)
Diamond Russell at high school prom. (Source: Facebook)
Diamond Russell (Source: Facebook)
Diamond Russell (Source: Facebook)
(Source: East Cleveland Police)
(Source: East Cleveland Police)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Just one day before he was set to graduate, several community groups united to bring attention to the violence which led to the death of 18-year-old Diamond Russell.

A representative from Black on Black Crime Inc., said the group held the vigil with the help of Survivors/Victims of Tragedy and Black Man's Army at the same East Cleveland gas station where the young high school football star was shot and killed earlier in the week, on the corner of Superior Ave. and Euclid Ave.

Russell was supposed to graduate from Ted Ginn Academy on Sunday, May 22 and go on to play football at Garden City Community College in Kansas.

On Friday, May 20, Cleveland Police apprehended two suspects in connection with the fatal shooting.

Dontez Long and Alonzo Patterson were arrested in the area of East 90th and Hough Ave.

Authorities say that both are being turned over to East Cleveland Police.

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