Cleveland Police say a man with a history of domestic violence killed a woman, two children — including one of his own — and then fatally shot a neighbor who happened to be in the area.
The suspect, Armond Johnson, was arrested and charged with aggravated murder for Tuesday’s quadruple homicide, in which two adults were shot multiple times and two children died of smoke inhalation from a fire.
“It is not lost upon us the fact that we are charging the father of one of the children in this crime,” said Cleveland Police Lt. Ali Pillow.
David Cousin Jr., 35, and Takeyra Collins, 25, were both ruled dead of multiple gunshot wounds, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Armond Johnson Jr., 6, and Aubree Stone, 2, were found dead inside the home of smoke inhalation.
On Tuesday, police found Cousin unresponsive in a field between 8 and 9 a.m., Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said. Police working on a tip went to a nearby home and smelled smoke, so they forced their way inside and found Collins and the two children dead, he said.
Some “accelerants” had been used in the fire, William said, without elaborating.
“This is a terrible tragedy,” he said.
Cousin was a resident and a neighbor coming home who “happened to stumble upon the suspect when he was leaving the area,” Pillow said.
Is there a reason why we aren't talking more about how 17-year-old Elijah Al-Amin had his throat slit by a white man for listening to rap music? He was 17. Murdered for listening to rap music. https://t.co/6T6aejBtjp
Notice how this media outlet ALLOWED the killer's lawyer to get all that airtime to make the killer look like HE was the victim.... Please understand how the white supremacist MEDIA stays on code with suspected white supremacist killers https://t.co/vgB1aXH9AP
Continue reading Rest In Power, Elijah Al-Amin: Celebrities And Politicians Mourn The Tragic Killing Of The 17-Year-Old
Rest In Power, Elijah Al-Amin: Celebrities And Politicians Mourn The Tragic Killing Of The 17-Year-Old
The world is mourning the tragic killing of Elijah Al-Amin. The 17-year-old was fatally stabbed by 27-year-old Michael Paul Adams all because he was listening to hip hop music.
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On Thursday, July 4, Al-Amin got off work from Subway around 11:30 p.m. and visited his girlfriend. While at a a gas station in Peoria, Arizona, he was stabbed by Adams around 1:45 a.m. He was about to turn 18 in less than two weeks
Elijah's father told KVOU, “2 o’clock came, 3 o’clock came, 4 o’clock came, I kept calling, calling, calling, texting, texting, texting, and I wasn’t getting a response. I just had a feeling that something wasn’t right.”
He continued, "You took a helluva kid... He was a good kid, very good kid, always willing to help kids, help people in general." Michael Adams was booked on a first-degree murder charge.
Watch his father below:
His attorney Jacie Cotterell told Good Evening Arizona, "This is a disabled person and he’s been released into the world and left to fend for himself, two days later -- this is where we are."
She claims the department of corrections failed "Elijah with no resources or psychiatric help even though he had a past of severe mental illness." However, being disabled or mentally ill does not make you a white supremacist. Court records say that Adams admitted he killed the 17-year-old because rap music made him feel "unsafe" and he was being “proactive, not reactive” but killing the chid. He believed rap was a threat to himself and his community.
The mentally ill excuse for white people who kill Black people is an ongoing theme. In July of 2018, 18-year-old Nia Wilson was killed by James Cowell. Shortly after the tragedy, his family released a statement with the "mentally ill" excuse. The statement read in part, "John has been suffering from mental illness most of his life. He has been in & out of Jail & has not had the proper treatment." As of April, Cowell's criminal case has been suspended to evaluate his mental competency.
We truly hope Elijah Al-Amin gets justice. See the heartbreaking reaction to the 17-year-old below: