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Benedictine football star indicted on murder charges in death of 13-year-old boy in Euclid

Duane Jackson faces aggravated murder and murder charges for the drive-by shooting death of 13-year-old Maurco Toler in December.
Credit: Euclid Police

CLEVELAND — A Cuyahoga County Grand Jury has indicted a Benedictine high school student on charges including murder and aggravated murder in the death of a 13-year-old boy in Euclid.

18-year-old Duane Tra'Ron Jackson, a standout running back on the Benedictine football team, was indicted on the following charges on Tuesday:

  • One count of Aggravated Murder
  • Two counts of Murder
  • Two counts of Felonious Assault
  • One count of Improperly Discharging Into Habitation 
  • One count of Discharge of Firearm On Or Near Prohibited Premises
  • Two counts of Tampering With Evidence

13-year-old Maurco Toler was killed in a drive-by shooting outside a residence in the 25700 block of Zeman Avenue in Euclid on December 11. The shooting happened at approximately 2:40 p.m. with the gunfire coming from a passing vehicle, which police say is believed to be a dark-colored 2004-2007 Ford Escape.

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Earlier this month, the Euclid Police Department announced that Jackson was identified as one of the suspects involved in the crime. He was later arrested in Cleveland by the U.S. Marshals' Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Credit: Euclid Police Department
Duane Tra’Ron Jackson.

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