12- and 13-year-old boys arrested in connection with Maple Heights murder

Sha'Shawn Anderson (Source: GoFundMe)
Sha'Shawn Anderson (Source: GoFundMe)((Source: GoFundMe))
Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 2:44 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2021 at 3:30 PM EDT
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MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - A 12-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy were arrested Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy Monday afternoon.

The victim, Sha’shawn Anderson, was shot in the back on Adams Street, near the Family Dollar on Broadway Avenue around 3:44 p.m.

EMS transported Anderson to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died from his injuries.

Maple Heights police said the two juvenile suspects were taken into custody Tuesday and transported to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police added charges are pending against the suspects.

Maple Heights police said the investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call their detective bureau at 216-587-9624 or e-mail them at

Maple Heights Schools released the below statement:

“This morning, our community learned of the loss of one of our middle school students Sha’Shawn Anderson. Our counseling team has put a plan into place to provide support throughout the week to our students, staff, and families. Out of respect for the family and because this is an ongoing police matter, the District cannot speak on this or what may or may not be a part of this matter. At this time, we ask that you keep Sha’Shawn’s family in your thoughts and prayers.”

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