Two Ohio Teenagers Charged In Connection With High School Freshman Found Shot Dead In His Bed, Police Say


Oct. 20 2022, Published 10:04 a.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Two Ohio teenagers have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a third teen who was fatally shot while lying in bed last month, authorities said.

Article continues below advertisement

Around 5 a.m. on Sept. 12, Shayne Edwards, 14, was struck with a bullet that killed him while inside his Elyria home, reported.

Officials said it’s unclear if the freshman high school student was the intended target of the shooting.

According to the outlet, on Oct. 14, the Elyria and Lorain police departments arrested two suspects in the case, Hezekiah Shepherd, 16, and Jose Antonio Campos, 18.

Article continues below advertisement

Shepherd faces multiple charges, including murder, felonious assault, discharging firearms at or into a habitation, discharging firearms on or over a premises and tampering with evidence.

Shepherd was booked into the Lorain County Juvenile Detention Home, and prosecutors expect to consider charging him as an adult, reported.

Article continues below advertisement

Campos was charged with complicity of murder, and felonious assault. He was booked into the Lorain County Jail and released after posting the $50,000 bond for each count against him.

“Overall, our message to young people is put the guns down; leave the guns alone,” Elyria Mayor Frank Whitfeld said at an Oct. 18 news conference. “Us as adults, we have a responsibility. We have failed our young people in our responsibility to get guns off the street.”

The investigation is ongoing.


Become a Front Page Detective

Sign up to receive breaking
Front Page Detectives
news and exclusive investigations.

More Stories

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Empire Media Group, Inc. Front Page Detectives is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.