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Mayor Jackson's great-grandson arrested for aggravated murder

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Posted at 9:48 PM, Jun 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-08 19:51:32-04

CLEVELAND — The great-grandson of Frank Jackson was arrested for aggravated murder.

According to court records, 19-year-old Donald Jackson Gates was wanted for a murder that happened on May 14 on Cleveland's East Side.

Investigators said Jackson-Gates allegedly shot and killed Chris-Shon Coleman on East 40th Street, at a location blocks away from where the former mayor and multiple Jackson family members live.

This isn't the first time Jackson-Gates has been in trouble with the law.

He was arrested in 2019 for shooting at a Cleveland police officer.

During that arrest, body camera video showed him telling people he was coming from his granddad's house.

He gave police his grandfather's address.

A few months later, Jackson-Gates was charged with participating in a criminal gang.

His trial on those charges is set to begin later this month.

Jackson-Gates' recent arrest comes nearly nine months after the murder of his uncle.

Frank Q. Jackson, 24, was killed last September after police said he was lured to a home on East 70th Street to pick up a dirt bike.

Police said that's when he was shot and killed.

Robert Shepherd, 29, has been charged with luring Jackson to the scene.

The gunman has not been identified.

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