CLEVELAND – A prosecutor says a Cleveland man accused of fatally shooting of a Salvation Army employee was indicted on charges including aggravated murder and authorities investigate to see if the murder and the subsequent crimes were racially motivated.
Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County prosecutor Michael O’malley, says William Jones was indicted Monday. Court records don’t show an attorney for Jones.
O’malley says that his office is in consultation with the federal officers of justice to determine whether Jared Fier-Plesec the murder and the subsequent carjackings, violence and the shooting of a woman in the leg by Jones qualify as hate crimes or civil rights violations. The prosecutor did not identify the races of the people involved.
O’malley, says the Salvation Army was a victim with his Salvation Army uniform, and discussing the Bible with someone in a lobby when Jones shot him.