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Cleveland Heights Teen Killed in Shooting

Police are still investigating the shooting, which occurred Saturday night near Superior and Lee roads

UPDATE: Four Suspects in Fatal Shooting Charged With Murder

A 16-year-old Cleveland Heights resident was shot and killed Saturday near Lee and Superior roads just before midnight, according to a press release from the .

The teen, Artwon Oliver, was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center by a Cleveland Heights rescue squad and later died from his injuries, according to police.

The Cleveland Heights Police Department received numerous calls of a "large disturbance" in the area around 11:45 p.m, and the callers said that they heard at least one to two gunshots fired. Police found the teen just south of Superior on Lee Road. He had a gunshot wound in his chest.

Officers tried to administer CPR, but he was unresponsive. Police are still investigating the incident and did not provide further information.

Cleveland Heights Patch will update this story as details become available.

popeye November 28, 2011 at 05:23 AM
They are here, they have guns , and they rob & kill. It's only going to get worse. Not enough police to stop it. City Hall can't stop it. Wish they could.
Glinda Smith November 28, 2011 at 02:51 PM
This is tragic. I hope the police pick up the suspects soon.
Seriously November 28, 2011 at 02:57 PM
I've been living in Cleveland Heights for over 20 years and my how things have changed. When you think of the shooting death of the Cleveland Heights police officer a few years back on Altamont, then the behavior of the kids up at Coventry during the festival in the summer; how they are starting to treat Lee and Cedar like a hang out spot, and now the death of Artown Oliver...we've got to do something more than just talk. My heart goes out to the mother and the family of this young man, but wow, the mentality of our youth is twisted...and now it's starting to hit home.
John November 28, 2011 at 06:57 PM
Seriously, don't forget: There was a murder on Lee Road just north of Superior last year, and I believe it was a teenager, shot on the porch of the house. This is almost exactly where Artwon was killed. There was also a murder in the bar that used to be on Cedar at Lee, which has since been boarded up. It's all very sad and disappointing to know teenagers are not only walking around with guns but actually using them to kill other human beings. I am 30 and couldn't fathom owning a gun legally, let alone illegally - and to use it, to KILL, just makes me sick to think others are doing it - in what I consider to be a great inner-ring suburb. Many strides must be taken to make this shit stop.
Glinda Smith November 28, 2011 at 07:04 PM
Living on the edge of one of the poorest cities in the US doesn't help us, that's for sure.
John November 28, 2011 at 07:57 PM
Well, University Circle and Little Italy are next to East Cleveland and they are thriving with what I consider a lousy police force (Cleveland). My guess is that in Little Italy, you have a self-policing system which all urban areas need to have. After all, that is why you never hear of crimes in places like NYC, a city of 8 million people - 8 million eyes making sure the streets are safe. I believe Cleveland Heights has some areas that are self-policed - Cedar-Fairmount is the one part of the city I never hear of any problems. We need to focus more police and try to attract urban pioneers into the other zones of the city that are suffering: Cedar-Lee and Coventry. The city should be offering 100% tax abatements for 15 years on all new construction and doing anything they can to draw more developers right now and even offering major incentives to rehab existing homes, especially historical ones. We also need to send some of CH and our region's planning leaders to urban planning school - believe it or not, CSU has one of the best in the nation, so it's not an out of town expenditure. If our leaders can't afford school, then they need to go visit some other big cities and learn a thing or two because we are doing everything wrong. Just go visit places as close as Columbus, as far away as Seattle or Portland to see how you do it right.
Glinda Smith November 28, 2011 at 10:23 PM
No crime in NYC? Are you nutz? And they are already offering tax abatement on all those new condos you see in town. Recent Shooting in Brooklyn: NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — It seems to be open season on livery cab drivers. Dame Ndiaje, 42, was shot three times on Sunday night after responding to a radio call around 10:30 p.m. Mateo, who spoke with the injured driver, said it appears as though he will survive. He also noted the recent uptick in violence against cab drivers. “We lost Patrick Hall in Queens 2 weeks ago, we are caring for Mr. Ali who got car jacked and pistol whipped requiring 50 stitches across his face in the Bronx, and now Dame Ndiaje who was shot 3 times, 2 in the arm and 1 in the chin in Brooklyn,” he said. Rest of story here: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/11/28/livery-driver-expected-to-survive-after-being-shot-in-brooklyn-attempted-robbery/
M November 28, 2011 at 11:03 PM
We have to face the fact that Cleveland Heights is a suburb only in the legal sense. Its citizens' sense of themselves as being apart from the city (much like that of Shaker Heights residents) is window dressing. The fact is that violent crime, like poverty, is no longer primarily to be found in the central city. In fact, with population densities that not only rival but in some cases surpass those of central cities, inner-ring suburbs like Cleveland Heights are in fact more "urban" than "suburban." I'm not suggesting that this makes violence okay, only that those of us who live in C.H. must adjust our thinking and weigh the dangers of living here against the benefits. Yes, it's easy to string together a few really disturbing incidents and conclude that we should all head for the hills (of Geauga County), but that is the response of those with a suburban mentality. If we're going to stay here, we have to accept that we are going to have crime, some decaying neighborhoods, social problems, and marginally acceptable schools to go along with our easy commute downtown, our proximity to the nationally prominent institutions and cultural offerings of University Circle, our historic districts, and our popular commercial/entertainment centers. We are hardly alone. Parts of many other American cities and their inner-ring suburbs are unfortunately in the same boat.
Dave November 29, 2011 at 01:43 AM
Not to cause any trouble but if Huron rd hospital was still open, which is a mile from the shooting, would the boy have had a better chance of surviving? Metro is a long way away to take a gunshot victim.
Dave November 29, 2011 at 01:54 AM
Putting civic politics aside, I will say a prayer for Artwon, that he is saved from the fires of hell and he is rejoicing with Christ in heaven.
Mike Times November 29, 2011 at 04:15 AM
Boy there is a person with the perfect me me me attitude, in "M" As long as we have a short ride to work, and great entertainment what's a few random killings, robberies and rapes. Its the price you pay for living in Cleve Hts., Reading M a second and third time, I think he is being sarcastic. Funny read M
Stacey Souther November 29, 2011 at 04:45 AM
I spoke with a Cleveland Heights police officer tonight. The suspect for this shooting is in custody.
GLOVER ROSTON SR November 29, 2011 at 06:44 AM
CONCERNED!...I HAVE LIVED IN CLEVELAND HEIGHTS SINCE THE EARLY 80'S, RAISED MY CHILDREN HERE, AND MY GRAND SON, THEY ALL WENT TO CLEVELAND HEIGHTS SCHOOL SYSTEM, AND ON THE COLLEGE, SOME WENT INTO THE MILITARY, AND I THINK THIS IS STILL A NICE PLACE TO LIVE AND RAISE YOUR FAMILY.I AM RETIRED FROM UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL PROTECTIVE SERVICES, AND WE ALWAYS GOT THE GUN SHOTS THAT HURON COULD NOT TAKE BECAUSE WE WERE CLOSER. AND SOME LIVES WERE SAVED..WHY WAS HE TAKEN TO METRO WITH A CHEST WOUND?SOME ONE KNOWS THE SHOOTER, TURN HIM IN!...YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN THIS HAS TO STOP...
Tristan Robinson November 29, 2011 at 05:29 PM
Shouldn't it be "a gunshot wound in the chest" rather than "on the chest?"
Tristan Robinson November 29, 2011 at 05:39 PM
I guess you could also say "he had taken a gunshot wound to the chest." Either way, it's tragic. I'm very worried, particularly about our teens, who are routinely being harmed and threatened. I hate to say it, but most of the teens causing the trouble are not even from Cleveland Heights. Whenever these teens are caught, they are typically found to be from East Cleveland. How this can be resolved, I have no idea. It's just an odd fact.
popeye November 29, 2011 at 05:58 PM
-Lets see, reopen Huron Hosp. so all the gunshot victims in C.H. have a better chance for survival. - The shooters are from other cities and came to C.H.just to shoot someone. Hmmm. -Suspects in custody . I guess no more shootings -right ?
Glinda Smith November 29, 2011 at 09:54 PM
They have picked up the suspects. There are 3. One is from Cleveland Heights.
Thomas DeBardelaben December 07, 2011 at 01:55 PM
Well I am a student at Cleveland Heights High School and What I am hearing from my peers and what im seeing on facebook and twitter that they have 4 suspects but they dont have the shooter.. but Thats not all the people who were involved, there is many more.
The Littlest Ricky December 26, 2011 at 02:36 PM
What needs to happen is individuals suspected of having unregistered firearms in their possession need to be arrested, prosecuted to the fullest extent of local and federal laws, convicted and required to wear monitoring devices. If they are found leaving their homes, they need to jailed. If these people can not roam the street, they can not cause problems. I could see going much further with this. The solution needs to be preventative.
Nikki Ferrell December 16, 2012 at 04:31 PM
A comment has been deleted for foul language. Feel free to re-post, omitting those four-letter words!
Glinda Smith December 16, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Yes, but it ended up in my Inbox!!!

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