Suspected Arrested in Cleveland Playground Shooting

CLEVELAND (AP) – Police have arrested a suspect in the wounding of a 12-year-old girl shot on a Cleveland playground over the weekend.

Cleveland police identified the suspect as Russell James, 20, and said the booking charge was pending. He was arrested without incident Tuesday in Cleveland Heights on a felonious assault warrant issued in Cleveland Municipal Court.

Police say Toni Landers was shot once in the chest Sunday at a busy park on Cleveland’s east side. They say she apparently was caught in the crossfire as several men started shooting at each other.

Toni had surgery Sunday, and her family says she will be OK.

No attorney for the suspect was listed in the Municipal Court docket.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s