Cleveland teenager arrested in weekend slaying of 15-year-old following robbery

Posted at 5:38 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 18:59:57-05

A Cleveland teenager has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 15-year-old following a robbery Saturday evening. 

Noah Japheth Allen, 19, is accused in the fatal slaying of Jaevelle Swift, according to police.

Allen was arrested one day after authorities issued a murder warrant for his arrest.

Swift and a 16-year-old boy were in the backseat of a Jeep being driven by another man, with a second man in the passenger seat. The passenger pointed the gun at the teenagers and demanded money. One of the boys gave the driver money before they ran away from the Jeep, according to a Cleveland police news release. 

The passenger fired at the boys and shot Swift in the back. The 16-year-old boy ran to a nearby house to get a help. Swift, who was found in a vacant lot at East 86th and Congress Court, was taken to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, where he later died.

Swift was the fourth teenager killed in 2017. 

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