Burned out car allegedly involved in West Side murder is similar to Volkswagen Cleveland mayor’s grandson says he sold months ago (bodycam)

Frank Q. Jackson, 22, who is a prime suspect in the killing, reportedly said that he sold the Volkswagen months ago, but court records show he got a ticket in the car on Aug. 9
Updated: Sep. 11, 2019 at 10:34 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Police have released new bodycam video, which shows a burned out Volkswagen that was allegedly connected to the Aug. 28 murder of Antonio Parra on Clark Avenue.

Frank Q. Jackson, 22, of Cleveland, Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson, said he sold a blue Volkswagen Passat, that matches the description of the torched car.

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The destroyed Volkswagen, which was missing its VIN number and license plates, was found on Holton Avenue on Aug. 30, according to Cleveland Fire.

Jackson said he sold the car months ago, according to 19 News sources.

Court records also show, Jackson got a traffic ticket in his Volkswagen on Aug. 9.

Related: Sources say Cleveland mayor told officers not to use body cams while investigating grandson

And, on the night of the shooting, police towed another car of Jackson’s -- a Ford F-150 pickup truck -- from the mayor’s East 38th Street driveway.

Sydney Saffold, the attorney representing the mayor’s grandson, said her client had “absolutely nothing to do” with the Aug. 28 deadly shooting.

Jackson is currently in the Cuyahoga County Jail facing assault and abduction charges in an unrelated case.

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