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BREAKING NEWS | Cellphone videos show death of Shawn Cortez



Published: Fri, August 22, 2014 @ 1:31 p.m.

YOUNGSTOWN-- Police say cellphone videos of a street fight that led to the death of 17-year-old Shawn Cortez are "disturbing."

The revelation came at a press conference today where police announced the arrest or indictments of 13 people who were involved in the fight that led to Cortez's death.

Prosecutors said adults can be heard egging others on to commit violence and images were captured of Cortez being wounded and later dying.

Cortez was killed on Winona Avenue on the South Side on Aug. 17.

Two people face murder charges for Cortez's death. Other charges include aggravated riot and involuntary manslaughter.


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