Attorney for Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson denies his involvement in recent homicide on Clark Avenue

Attorney for Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson denies his involvement in recent homicide on Clark Avenue

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The attorney for Frank Q. Jackson, grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, spoke about a recent homicide on the city’s West side.

Sydney Saffold, the attorney representing the mayor’s grandson, said her client had “absolutely nothing to do” with the shooting near the intersection of Clark Avenue and West 51st Street.

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Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Friday, August 30, 2019

Officers responded to the deadly shooting on Clark Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Police say Antonio Parra was standing outside First Class Barber Shop when he was shot multiple times. He died at the scene.

Hours after the homicide, investigators were seen questioning a juvenile outside of Mayor Jackson’s home. The vehicle belonging to the Jackson’s 22-year-old grandson was also towed away the mayor’s house.

A second individual was taken into custody by police at Mayor Jackson’s home, but he has not yet been officially charged in connection to the homicide.

According to Saffold, Frank Q. Jackson is not familiar with either the victim or with the adult person of interest who was questioned by police.

The mayor’s grandson, who lives at the same residence, had several past notable encounters with law enforcement.

Since 2015, he’s had more than 11 traffic violations, many in the same truck that was towed from the mayor’s home. He was also charged in 2017 for having a gun without a permit and in 2019 for shooting at people with a paintball gun.

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