Attorney: Frank Q. Jackson is not connected to homicide

(Cleveland) - Frank Q. Jackson's lawyer claims the mayor's grandson had no involvement with homicide on West 51st Street this week.

At a news conference downtown, Sydney Strickland Saffold provided few answers, only saying that the 22 year old Jackson has not been charged, arrested, or named as a suspect in the case. She has advised Jackson not to make any statements to law enforcement.

The victim of the fatal shooting was 30 year old Anthony Parra of Warrensville Heights.

Police went to Mayor Frank Jackson's home and took a juvenile into custody, who was later released. They also towed a truck from the mayor's property.

Saffold claims Frank Q. Jackson is not receiving preferential treatment from investigators, and to the best of her knowledge he doesn't know the victim or the person who was questioned.

Parra was killed outside the First Class Barber Shop at W. 51st Street and Clark Avenue late Wednesday afternoon.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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