Cincinnati Anticrime Advocate Killed By Stray Shot


A Cincinnati man who spent his life trying to steer youths away from violence died Tuesday night after being hit by a stray bullet as he talked on the telephone in his living room about a youth baseball tournament, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Cleveland Parker, 57, was hit about 7:20 p.m.

Investigators said Parker was hit in the chest by a bullet that came through his living room window as a result of a drive-by shooting. His death was the second time in just over a month that an innocent bystander has died in a Cincinnati shooting. One of the youths Parker worked with was Daryl Boston, who went on to a 10-year career in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Chicago White Sox.


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