Three Men, Ages 19, 20, and 21, Arrested Over Death of 17-Year-Old Boy Who Was Beaten to Death in Parking Lot of LeBron James’ I Promise School in Ohio

Deshawn Stafford, 20, top left, Tyler Stafford, 19, top right, and Donovon Jones, 21, bottom left, were arrested in the beating death of Ethan Liming, 17, on June 2

The U.S. Marshals Service arrested three men accused of fatally beating a 17-year-old boy outside the high school founded by LeBron James during a fight provoked by a toy gun.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force tracked down Deshawn Stafford, 20, Tyler Stafford, 19, and Donovon Jones, 21, and arrested them on an Akron Police Department Warrant for the death of high school football player Ethan Liming on the basketball courts near the I Promise School on June 2.

Liming and a group of friends were joy-riding in a car and apparently provoked the fight with the three men by shooting at them with a plastic Splatrball Water Bead Blaster.

Deshawn and Tyler Stafford, who live together in the 500 block of North Howard Street in Akron, Ohio, were arrested by the Marshals and police. Jones was captured separately in the 200 block of Crosby Street, also in Akron.

Ethan Liming, 17, of Akron was beaten to death after he and his friends shot at men on a basketball court with a toy gun
Liming’s family and friends gathered to remember the teen

‘I am happy to report that today, officers with the Akron Police Department, made several arrests in connection with the death of Ethan Liming,’ Akron Police Chief Stephen Mylett said.

‘We thank the members of the community for their outpouring of support that helped investigators throughout this investigation. We will continue to follow any leads that will result in bringing those responsible for Ethan’s death to justice.

‘While I believe the news of the arrests will be welcomed by Ethan’s family and loved ones, we all recognize that nothing will bring Ethan back. Violence in this country must stop. We are losing too many lives to senseless acts of violence.’

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Janon Fisher

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