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Teen boy dies after being shot in the head, his family searches for answers

Davone lost the fight for his life in an ICU hospital bed at MetroHealth Sunday, March 16 3:45 p.m. (Source: Facebook) Davone lost the fight for his life in an ICU hospital bed at MetroHealth Sunday, March 16 3:45 p.m. (Source: Facebook)
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

The family of Davone Wright, the 15-year-old young man who took a bullet in his head Friday, March 15, 2014, tells 19 Action News he has passed away. 

At about 3:45 p.m. Sunday, March 16 Wright lost the fight for his life in an ICU hospital bed at MetroHealth.

The shots were fired just before 11 p.m. in the parking lot of the Word of Righteousness Family Center located on Dressler Avenue.

But, Wright told his parents he was headed somewhere else.   

His stepfather Bryan Wright tells our Lydia Esparra, "...doing what teenagers do and sometimes they rebel and he wasn't supposed to be there."

That decision was costly. Witnesses attest there was a teen party at the center, and all of a sudden the kids started to scatter when they heard there was a gun. Davone was in the line of fire. Friends attest the young Wright wasn't involved in any altercations which could have led up to the shooting.

"It's so hurtful and I am heartbroken. Can you imagine just losing a child that hasn't experienced life yet?" Wright's questions the reality.

According to Wright's stepfather, his son was not in a gang and was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The young man wanted to join the military and make a difference.

Not only will Davone Wright's spirit be alive, his family has made the decision to donate his organs.

Still, his mother would like to know who pulled the trigger and killed her son. If you have any details that could bring closure and justice to the family please contact the Garfield Heights Police Department at 216-475-6607.

Or call Crimestoppers at 216-252-7463.

A burial fund has been set up to help offset the cost to pay for the funeral and burial service.

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