Police are investigating the shooting death of the grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, authorities said.
Frank Q. Jackson, 24, was gunned down near a housing project on Sidaway and East 70th Street shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, Cleveland Police Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said in a statement.
Authorities have not released any description of the suspect or details of what led to the gunfire.
NBC affiliate WKYC of Cleveland reported the mayor was at the scene Sunday after the shooting. The grandson was found dead in a yard, the news station reported.
The Mayor’s Office and Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office could not be reached for comment on Monday.
Condolences poured in from leaders across town.
“We offer our deepest condolences to Mayor Frank G. Jackson and his family on the passing of his 24-year-old grandson Frank Q. Jackson last night,” Cleveland City Council said in a statement Monday. “Cleveland Police are investigating and we believe the person (s) responsible will be apprehended and brought to justice.”
In a separate statement, Board Chairman Kevin Kelley added, “My deepest condolences go out to Mayor Jackson and the entire Jackson family. The sudden loss of a child or grandchild is tragic, and I ask the entire community to respect the Jackson family as they mourn their loss. They deserve to cry in peace.
Records show Frank Q. Jackson was free on $ 10,000 bail while awaiting a court appearance on a criminal assault charge resulting from an incident in January. He was charged with driving from the scene of a traffic stop and dragging a police officer.
He pleaded guilty to minor assault in 2019 after a fight with his then girlfriend and was sentenced to 18 months probation.
Anyone with information about the Sunday shooting is asked to call 216-623-5464.