Kent area house party ends in 18-year-old dead, 20-year-old injured

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The Portage County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that occurred just after midnight on Saturday.

At about 11:30 p.m., deputies responded to a large party at a multi-family residence located in Franklin Township, just north of Kent.

Deputies were working with the residents to quiet down the party, when a gunshot rang out, causing people to flee the building.

Deputies discovered that Jayquon Devione Tillman,18, from Cleveland had been shot. Tillman was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Kalin Cheyenne Lee, 20, of Columbus was also shot.  Lee was transported to the hospital, treated and released.

Tillman was student at Eastern Michigan University. In a Facebook post, a friend said of Tillman: "We lost a young, ambitious, intelligent brother last night...Life is so incredibly short people..."

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Portage County Sheriff’s Office at 330-296-5100.

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