Crejonnia Bell, 19, was shot four times in the head and chest and died while she sat in a car
Family and friends gathered Monday night to remember a 19-year-old woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend. Police are calling it a case of domestic violence. According to investigators, Crejonnia Bell also know as CJ was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend. Family members say the couple dater for six months before the horrific crime.
The suspect is no strange to police. He claims to be a gang member. Tonight the victim's mother has a message for women of all ages in violent relationships. "No is no when you leave them alone leave them a lone do not ever go back to them I don't care how much they say they're sorry don't go back because you're going to be just like her this is my baby I have to bury my child I have to bury her scrape up money to bury my baby because her boyfriend couldn't say no," said the victim's mother Markeda Holcomb-Brownlee.
She held up a picture of her daughter Crejonnia Bell also know as CJ. The start high school graduate was shot and killed last night. It happened in front of this house on Weber street. The victim's mother says CJ broke up with her ex-boyfriend Traquawn Gibson and he wanted to see her.
"She said let me go over there and see if he'll quit calling me and that's the wrong thing she did was go over there to see what she wanted," said the victim's mother. Investigators say Gibson argued with the victim, shot her, she tried to run to the porch and he fired again. According to a police report CJ was found in the living room.
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The coroner says the 19-year-old died of four gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Her mother says CJ was studying criminal justice and wanted to be a lawyer. "She was a designer she was in college my baby was in school she worked two jobs she didn't deserve to go out like this at the hands of a man," said Bell's mother. Police say 19-year-old Traquawn Gibson was shot in the leg.
After reviewing evidence and questioning Gibson detectives arrest him for the murder of CJ bell. A young woman he only dated for six months. "God is good because the person who did it is in jail I will not rest sir until you are convicted of this," said the victim's mother. The family doesn't have the money to bury their loved one. They've set up a memorial fund at Fifth Third Bank under Crejonnia T. Bell.
You can donate at any Fifth Third Bank.
Two people have died in separate shooting incidents in Toledo that occurred in an eight-hour period. The owner and trainer of a South Toledo gym was shot and killed today at his business in the 700 block of Warehouse Road, Toledo police said, and an 18-year-old woman died after being shot in a car in North Toledo on Sunday night.
Police responded today to a report of a person down at 5:56 a.m. at CrossFit Toledo-Intensity Fitness, 757 Warehouse Rd., where they were met by patrons who said they had found gym owner Joseph Lengel, Jr., 57, suffering from at least one gunshot wound, Lt. Mark King said. He was taken to the University of Toledo Medical Center, the former Medical College of Ohio Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The victim was shot possibly during a robbery, Sgt. Phil Toney said. Police have made no arrests in the case.
Joe Lengel, owner and trainer of CrossFit Toledo - Intensity Fitness, competes in the 2012 CrossFit Games in July. Joe Lengel, owner and trainer of CrossFit Toledo - Intensity Fitness, competes in the 2012 CrossFit Games in July. INTENSITYCROSSFIT.COM Enlarge
In an unrelated incident, CreJonnia Bell, 19, was pronounced dead at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after she was shot four times at a home on West Weber Street in North Toledo. The incident was reported at 10:26 p.m. Ms. Bell was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center where she later died, Lieutenant King said. Police have arrested Traquawn Gibson, 18, and charged him with murder. Mr. Gibson was shot in the leg, he was treated and released.
Ms. Bell was shot in her chest, abdomen, and head, said Lucas County Deputy Coroner Dr. Maneesha Pandey, who performed an autopsy today. The death was ruled a homicide. Dr. Pandey said that, because Ms. Bell had surgery at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center after she was shot, it is impossible to determine how far away the shooter was.
An autopsy for Mr. Lengel, Jr., is scheduled for Tuesday.
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