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Youngstown police arrest final suspect sought for teen death

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Eight of the nine adults charged in connection with the murder of a Youngstown teenager appeared in Mahoning County Common pleas court on Tuesday for arraignment.

A ninth adult suspect, 20-year-old  Davar Porter was arrested over the weekend on charges of aggravated riot and involuntary manslaughter.  Porter is expected to appear for arraignment later.

The adults and four juveniles are charged in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Shawn Cortez, who was shot to death on Winona Drive on August 17th following an argument involving two separate groups of people.

Dejon Jenkins, 19 years old, of 118 Manchester Avenue in Youngstown, faces charges of murder and aggravated riot.

Jenkins is suspected of providing the gun to his 17 year old brother David Jenkins that fired the fatal shot according to police sources. The younger Jenkins is charged with two counts of murder, felonious assault, aggravated riot, involuntary manslaughter and a gun specification charge.

David Belton, 32 years old, has been charged with felonious assault, involuntary manslaughter, and aggravated riot.

Carl Fleeton, 41 years old, was charged with involuntary manslaughter and having a weapon under disability.

Dequann Fleeton (20), Rontrell White (25), Rouxje Ezell (19), and Carlisha Hammonds (19) all face charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated riot. 

Carla Higgins-Hammonds, 46 years old, faces charges for obstructing justice.

Three juveniles ages 17, 16, and 15 each face charges of aggravated riot and involuntary manslaughter.

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