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Great-grandson of former Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson being held on a $1.25 million dollar bond

Donald Jackson-Gates is accused of fatally shooting Chris'Shon Coleman in the 2300 block of East 40th Street on May 14.

CLEVELAND — Donald Jackson-Gates, the great-grandson of former Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, is being held on a $1.25 million dollar bond at the Lake County Jail for his alleged involvement in a fatal shooting. 

Jackson-Gates is accused of fatally shooting Chris'Shon Coleman in the 2300 block of East 40th Street on May 14 of this year. He made his first court appearance last Friday and was arraigned on Friday, June 17. 

A grand jury in Cuyahoga County previously indicted 19-year-old Jackson-Gates for the murder of a 20-year-old man in Cleveland.  

On Friday, Jackson-Gates waived his appearance at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Please.

 At the arraignment, the judge announced Jackson-Gates is being held on a $1.25 million dollar bond at the Lake County Jail. Jackson-Gate's attorney plead not guilty on his behalf. 

He was arraigned on multiple charges, including aggravated murder. 

Jackson-Gates is scheduled to be back in court on Aug. 1 for a pre-trial hearing.

In a previous release from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Donald Jackson-Gates was indicted for the following charges:

  • One count of Aggravated Murder
  • Two counts of Murder 
  • Two counts of Felonious Assault
  • One count of Having Weapons Under Disability 

Jackson-Gates was previously arrested and charged with several crimes involving gang activity in 2019. Previous court documents show that Jackson-Gates lived at the same address as his mother and another of former Mayor Frank Jackson's great-grandsons.

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