Teenager pleads guilty to murdering 12-year-old boy, injuring 5 others during drive-by shooting in Cleveland

Teenager pleads guilty to murdering 12-year-old boy, injuring 5 others during drive-by shooting

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - One of the suspects charged in connection to a shooting that resulted in the death of a 12-year-old boy entered a plea on Monday.

The plea change was made during a court appearance for 17-year-old A-Mier Taylor at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

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As part of the agreement, Taylor pleaded guilty to one count of murder and four counts of attempted murder.

Investigators said Taylor, who was 15 years old at the time of the shooting, was riding around Cleveland with several other people when they fired at least 20 rounds into a group of children on Buckeye Road in November 2017.

Twelve-year-old Abdel Bashiti was at his family’s beauty supply store when he was struck by a stray bullet. He suffered fatal injuries and died from the gunshot wound.

Abdel Bashiti (Source: Family)
Abdel Bashiti (Source: Family)

Five other children were injured during the shooting.

Taylor was initially charged as a juvenile, but his case was bound over in Cuyahoga County and adult charges were presented.

Larissa Harris, her brother Marvin Harris, and several teen suspects were also arrested in connection to the shooting.

Taylor will be sentenced on Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.

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