$2M bond set for 2 men accused in murder of 3-year-old Cleveland boy

Published: Oct. 12, 2023 at 5:35 AM EDT|Updated: 16 hours ago
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Two of three adults charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a three-year-old Cleveland boy in the city’s Stockyards neighborhood were arraigned in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.

Devonte Parker, 28, and Juan Davis, Jr., 34, both pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, involuntary manslaughter, having weapons under disability, and discharging a firearm on or near prohibited premises. The judge set their bond at $2 million.

The third adult suspect, Katherine Treadway, pleaded not guilty to the same charges at her arraignment on Wednesday, Oct. 11. She is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Luis Diaz died after being struck by a stray bullet on Sept. 28.

Luis Diaz
Luis Diaz(Bingel, Julia | (Source: GoFundme))

According to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley, Treadway was arguing with a man outside of their duplex on W. 66th Street near Denison Avenue.

After the argument, she allegedly called her boyfriend, Davis, and moved her vehicle out of the driveway.

A few minutes later, Davis drove to a nearby street and Parker and a 16-year-old boy exited the vehicle, said O’Malley.

Parker, armed with a handgun, and the teenager, armed with a rifle, ran towards the home and fired multiple shots from across the street, before fleeing, said O’Malley.

One of the bullets struck the three-year-old boy, who was in a car seat in his mother’s car, and another struck the 31-year-old man Treadway had been arguing with.

Diaz died from his injuries at MetroHealth Medical Center.

The 31-year-old man, who was standing outside the car, was struck in the foot. He was treated at a local hospital.

Diaz’s 22-year-old mother and an 11-month-old sibling were also in the vehicle, but they were not injured.

Devonte Parker
Devonte Parker(Bingel, Julia | (Source: U.S. Marshals))
Juan Davis, Jr. and Katherine Treadway
Juan Davis, Jr. and Katherine Treadway(Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office)

All three adult suspects are scheduled to return to court on Oct. 17.

The 16-year-old boy is being held at the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center and is scheduled back in court on Oct. 17.