Police release name of 15-year-old shot and killed in Cleveland - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Police release name of 15-year-old shot and killed in Cleveland on Saturday night

A teen is dead after a shooting on Cleveland's east side. (Source: Raycom Media) A teen is dead after a shooting on Cleveland's east side. (Source: Raycom Media)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Police have released the name of the 15-year-old who was shot and killed in Cleveland Saturday night.

Cleveland Police were called to East 86th Street and Congress Court around 7:30 pm after getting a call for a male shot. 

Jaevelle Swift was taken to University Hospitals where he died. 

Preliminary investigation says that the teen and a second victim, a 16-year-old, were in the backseat of a Jeep, and two black men were the driver and a front seat passenger. 

At some point, the passenger pointed a handgun at the teens demanding money. The 16-year-old handed cash to the suspect, and they two teens fled the vehicle.

The suspect then fired shots at the victims and the 15-year-old was shot and collapsed. The other teen ran to get help, but was unharmed. 

Balloons and stuffed animals sit in a grassy lot where the shooting happened.

Devonte Swift said Jaevelle was his cousin and a student at East Tech High.

“The blood is still right there right now on the ground. It’s hard. He was going to school, about to be a good football player. We’re about to bury our little cousin it’s real hard,” said Swift.  

Homicide detectives are investigating. 

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