Gifts delivered to family of slain CLE boy

Posted at 12:50 PM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 17:09:25-05

The Cleveland Municipal Clerk of Courts joined representatives from the Cleveland Police Department and the Prince Hall Masonry Wednesday to deliver Christmas gifts to the family of a 5-year-old boy killed during a drive-by shooting earlier this year. 

Clerk of Courts Earle Turner presented toys to three young children related to 5-year-old Ramon Burnett. They also delivered food and household items.

"I don't know what to say," said his mother Rachel Burnett, "but I am overwhelmed to see all of this and everyone that cares...I'm just so excited right now."

Members of the Prince Hall Masonic Order Lodge #11 supplied beds for the children. 

Ramon, who also went by "Dink," was fatally shot in the chest while playing football with his friends in the 2300 block of Louise Harris Drive on Sept. 4. 

"My baby was a happy child," added Burnett. "Everyone loved him."

The boy had just started school and was preparing to be a big brother. 

Richard Davonn Fields, 19, Marlon Hackett, 19, and Dontavius D. Williams, 18 have all been charged and arrested in connection with Ramon's death. 

"It's been a struggle," she added.


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