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Judge sets $1 million bond for man charged in death of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's grandson

Robert Shepard was arrested more than a month after Jackson was shot and killed outside of the Heritage View Homes in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — 29-year-old Robert Shepard -- the man arrested in the death of Frank Q. Jackson, the grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson -- made his first court appearance in the case Friday morning.

During the brief hearing, the judge placed his bond at $1 million and set a preliminary hearing in the case for Friday, Nov. 8 at 8:30 a.m.

Shepard, who has been charged with aggravated murder according to court records, was arrested earlier this week on Wednesday near the intersection of East 46th Street and Central Avenue. His arrest came more than a month after Jackson was shot and killed outside of the Heritage View Homes in Cleveland.

On Thursday, sources confirmed to 3News’ Lydia Esparra that investigators believe Jackson had been lured to the area by Shepard to pick up his dirt bike. Police officials have also told 3News that they believe another suspect fired the weapon that killed the mayor's grandson.

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