Authorities Make Arrest In Murder Of Local Teen

CLEVELAND – On Thursday, 19/43 News' Ed Gallek had exclusive details of authorities having made an arrest in the case of a local teen-ager who was killed for his shoes.

Five months after the murder of Harun Frizzell, detectives got a major break in the case, and are now holding the man that they believe pulled the trigger.

Frizzell, who was just 17, was robbed of his shoes at East 147th Street and Harvard Avenue in August, and then he was shot to death.

The killer got away by taking the teen's car.

It was a crime that outraged the community.

On Thursday, police arrested Jeffrey Lee on an aggravated murder warrant. Lee has not been formally charged, but Frizzell's mother, Mabel Nolen, said that if Lee's convicted, there is only one punishment that fits the crime.

"Death. I believe in an eye for an eye. That's what I believe," Nolen said. "I don't think he deserves nothing but death. He took mine, now it's time for somebody to take his."

19/43 News spoke to Lee in jail on Thursday, and he said that he didn't do it.

No formal charges have been brought against Lee, but he is being held on an aggravated murder warrant as the prime suspect.