Police arrest suspects allegedly involved in death of St. Louis grandmother


by Adam McDonald / KMOV.com staff


Posted on August 5, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 5 at 4:21 PM

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) -- Police have arrested two suspects allegedly involved in the death of 46-year-old Juliette Cleveland-Davis while she was walking with her grandchildren. 

Over the weekend, Tommy Dora Jr., 20, was issued warrants for murder first and armed criminal action. Dora is from the 5900 block of Ridge. On Tuesday, police said they arrested another suspect, 20-year-old Errick Owens.  Owens is also charged with murder and armed criminal action.

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Officials say 46-year-old Juliette Cleveland-Davis, of the 5900 block of Highland, was walking with her three grandchildren, ages 7, 5, and 4, in the 1900 block of Hodiamont, when Dora Owens starting firing shots at a group of people. Cleveland-Davis was shot in the chest. She was transported to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Authorities say Cleveland-Davis yelled at her grandkids to run. The grandkids returned to the scene with her husband who claims Cleveland-Davis died in his arms. 

Police say the victim’s grandchildren were uninjured and returned to their guardians. 

The investigation is ongoing.