Four Indicted on Murder Charges in Cleveland Heights Shooting

Men charged with killing Cleveland Heights teen Artwon Oliver indicted Dec. 6

Four men were indicted on murder and other charges by a grand jury Dec. 6 in connection with the on Lee and Superior roads that .

Dominique King, 19, of Cleveland, Antonio Kirk, 18, of Euclid, Jamal Cammack, 18, of Cleveland and Thomas White, 20, of Cleveland, . The were also indicted on other charges including aggravated rioting, aggravated murder and felonious assault in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. 

Their arraignment is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 12. They are each being held on a $500,000 bond.

A 17-year-old was also charged with murder, aggravated rioting and participating in criminal gang activity, said Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson. He is being held in juvenile detention, and he will request that he is tried as an adult.

One of the teens, Dominique King, was also arrested and charged with aggravated robbery for trying to grab a police officer's gun after the Coventry Street Arts Fair.

congregated after the street fair. Fights broke out and , and the .

The events for minors in the Cedar Lee and Coventry business districts, and council to Severance Town Center after Robertson said .

King pleaded guilty to obstructing official business Nov. 15, and he will be sentenced Dec. 20, according records from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

Robertson provided more details about what happened the evening Artwon Oliver was shot.

Artwon had attended a party on Superior Road and Parkway Drive where police were earlier that night.

A caller reported that there were youth fighting in the area, so police responded to the party just after 11 p.m. When police arrived, no one was fighting, but about 10 males ran out of the side door of the house, and they saw other youth fleeing the party.

Police issued citations to the homeowner and to a youth walking in the street and arrested Santwan Jones, 18, of University Heights, for an outstanding warrant with the city, he said.

Artwon and a group of about six left the party and headed to the Sunoco on Superior and Lee for snacks, Robertson said.

As they were leaving, he said one, possibly two cars pulled up to the store. A group of four male suspects got out, and there was a fight. The 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. When police arrived, they saw Artwon laying in the road, just south of Superior on Lee Road.

Artwon was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center by a Cleveland Heights rescue squad and later died from his injuries, according to an earlier statement from police.

Officers tried to administer CPR, but he was unresponsive. Police are still investigating the incident.

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

Arrests and charges do not indicate conviction.

Susan Miller December 08, 2011 at 06:39 PM
"Police issued citations to the homeowner " so they issued a citation to PNR PROPERTIES, LLC., PO BOX 41006, BRECKSVILLE OH, 44141? That's who the property owner is as noted by the county auditor's website. What? They make a note to send the property owner a letter? How long did that and the arrest and the walking in the street citation take? Based on this report, it seems that once again, the CH Police left the scene at precisely the wrong time frame following the incident to which they were called. If they were called to the corner of Superior and Parkway 'just after 11pm', made an arrest and issued two citations, it would seem that they were potentially driving away moments before the shooting. Does it not? I'm confused. I'd be very interested to know when police left the area after the visit to Parkway and Superior considering that they had to be called back to Superior and Lee (a mere two short blocks east) at 11:45pm to attend to a shooting. Curious.
Beverly Wright December 09, 2011 at 01:07 AM
At some point the community must understand that it is only so much the police can do. I have a problem understanding a house party that is unsupervised by an adult. The only way that we can keep our comunity safe is that we all need to take control of our children and our households. We now have one young man dead, and four to be incarcerated. What is our society coming to? It make me wounder about the a parent that can raise a child with no regard for life!
Donald R. Thompson December 11, 2011 at 01:40 AM
Susan, generally the criminals will wait for an opportunity for an area to be free of police when they commit a crime, police cannot fail to answer calls in other areas of the city just because something "might" happen. For a city of 45,000 CHPD is lucky to have 10 police cars on the road at one time. It would be nice to have 5 police officers on every corner at all times of every day but that is not cost efficient. You think the city can afford to 50 police cars out at all times?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


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