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15-year-old Canton boy who was shot Friday has died, police say

Canton Police
Posted at 10:22 AM, Feb 22, 2022

CANTON, Ohio — A 15-year-old boy who was shot in Canton on Friday, Feb. 19, has died, according to the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Jacere Jones, 15, of Canton, was transported to Mercy Medical Hospital after he was shot. He was later life-flighted to Akron Children's Hospital.

Jones, who was shot in the head, was pronounced dead on Monday.

Preliminary information released about the shooting revealed Jones was shot while in the area of 23rd and Maple Avenue NE prior to being transported to the hospital by others.

An autopsy will be performed Tuesday by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Canton Police Department is investigating his death as a presumed homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Canton Police Detective at 330-489-3144.

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