Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dad kills 2-year-old son during "domestic dispute" with boy's mother; dad had history of domestic violence, assault (Cleveland, Ohio)

Yea, I bet UNNAMED DAD was "distraught." Distraught that he got caught. Not so distraught that he forgot to get rid of the gun--or at least tried to.

So this piece of sh** was released from prison early, and now a baby is dead. Maybe we should keep guys like this locked up, and quit hounding people for drugs.


2-year-old fatally shot in Cleveland domestic dispute; father arrested

Cory Shaffer | Northeast Ohio Media Group on June 10, 2014 at 8:51 AM, updated June 10, 2014 at 12:39 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A 2-year-old boy is dead and his father arrested after a heated domestic dispute early Tuesday morning, police said.

The child's father and a woman got into an argument about 5:30 a.m. near Washington Avenue and West 28th Street, Cleveland police deputy chief Ed Tomba said.

The 23-year-old man walked out of the apartment into a shared space between two buildings in Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Agency's Lakeview Estates. As he was leaving, he turned and fired one shot back into the apartment.

That shot struck the sleeping 2-year-old, who was taken to Lutheran Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Tomba said.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's online database lists the child as 2-year-old Derrice Alexander Jr.

After firing the shot, the father fled. He ran past a brightly colored playground and down a flight of steps to the back of property. Tomba said he tried to dump his handgun in a Dumpster.

Then he rammed his car through a nearby fence into a stone yard and continued on foot to a water treatment plant on West 49th Street, where officers arrested him.

Tomba described the father as "distraught."

Members of the child's family returned to the apartments from the hospital Tuesday morning and were sobbing.

"That was my cousin's miracle baby," Le'Shelle Dawson said, explaining the child's mother has sickle cell anemia. "She wasn't supposed to survive. She survived because Jesus has her in his arms."

Tomba said domestic violence investigators "have a history at this apartment."

Court records show domestic violence charges against the father were dropped in December. In 2011, he pleaded guilty to felonious assault and attempted felonious assault charges, and was sentenced to two years in prison. He was released a year early, according to court records.