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Two adults charged with aggravated murder in shooting that left 12-year-old boy dead

Posted at 1:24 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 09:37:15-05

Two adults have now been charged in connection with the deadly shooting of a 12-year-old boy on Cleveland's east side last week. 

Larissa Harris, 21, and Marvin Harris, 18, are both charged with aggravated murder. 

Cleveland police said in a news conference Wednesday afternoon that the woman had been arrested. 

Marvin was also arrested Wednesday on a warrant stemming from a juvenile court charge that was issued on July 10. 

According to the arrest warrant, Larissa "and other suspects shot at 6 different victims, striking multiple victims..." 

Marvin's arrest warrant says Marvin, "in company with others fired numerous shots striking 6 people..."

"If you participate, have knowledge of, or in anyway assist in crime in this city, specifically a violent crime, then you are going to be subject to the same treatment, arrest and prosecution of the person who actually pulled the trigger in those crimes," Cleveland Police Chief Williams said at a news conference Wednesday.

Two 15-year-old boys were previously charged with aggravated murder for their roles in the shooting death of 12-year-old Abdel Latif Bashiti on Nov. 24.

In total, six boys were injured in the shooting. 

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Police said five boys — ages 14 and 16 — were standing outside a row of stores on Buckeye Road around 7:30 p.m. when the guns were pulled and shots were fired. 

Bashiti went outside with his father — the owner of a beauty supply store in the area — to see what was going on. That's when he was shot.

According to reports obtained by News 5, both of the teens arrested in the shooting had prior records

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley said that Cleveland residents deserve to walk through the streets free from the fear of violence.

"Our message today is those who assist will be held responsible in the same manner as those who commit the violent acts," O'Malley said.

Larissa is being held on a $1 million bond and is charged with aggravated murder in connection with the shooting that killed a 12-year-old boy.