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Man charged in Garfield Heights killing is tied to Maple Heights convenience store shooting

July 24, 2018

Man charged in Garfield Heights killing is tied to Maple Heights convenience store shooting

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- An 18-year-old man set for trial later this year on murder and robbery charges is also charged in connection with another shooting.

A grand jury on Monday indicted Jevon King on attempted murder, aggravated robbery and other charges in the November shooting at Ro’Mae Mini-Mart on Warrensville Center Road in Maple Heights.

The shooting was part of a string of violent incidents that prosecutors say King carried out over in a two-week span that included the mid-day killing of Robert Nunley in Garfield Heights.

King pleaded not guilty to all of his charges. He is set for trial in October.

The mini-mart shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. The store’s owner called police and said two men with scarves over their faces burst into the store. One of the men fired two shots before they ran from the store, according to a police report. Officers later found two bullet casings at the scene and a bullet lodged in the wall of a neighboring salon, the report says.

Three days later police say King and another man, Siare Walker, tried to rob Nunley in a Turney Road parking lot about noon on Nov. 17. Nunley was shot four times, including in the chest, and police found a .22-caliber handgun at the scene, records say.

DNA found on the handgun matched King’s, according to court records.

King is also charged with aggravated robbery in a Nov. 27 hold-up at a Gas Way station on Cleveland’s Memphis Avenue. He and another man who has not been identified held two workers at gunpoint while King took $12,000 from the cash register, according to court records.

All three incidents came after King was released from jail on $2,500 bond in October after he was arrested on a weapons charge. Police said they were running after another man, Damarco Pace, when Pace tossed a pistol from his waist. King tried to hide the pistol, which had been reported stolen from Garfield Heights, inside of a closet to hide it from police, records say. 

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