Killed – Terria Nettles (Cleveland, OH)

Terria Nettles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified a Cleveland woman shot dead Wednesday on the city’s East Side.

Terria Nettles, 21, was shot in the head after an unknown gunman opened fire about 10:30 p.m. near the 4100 block of East 146th Street, officials said.

Nettles was riding in the passenger seat of a car when the driver pulled into a driveway in an attempt to turn around. Witnesses heard multiple shots fired, police said.

A single round struck Nettles. She was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center, where she died from skull and brain injuries, according to the medical examiner’s office.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A case of mistaken identity has landed two men in prison for life for the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old woman in December.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Nancy McDonnell on Monday sentenced David Baker, 28, of Bedford Heights to life in prison with the first chance of parole in 37 years. She sentenced Chevarre Young, 26, of Cincinnati to life in prison with the chance of parole in 36 years. McDonnell sentenced the men after they pleaded guilty in the slaying of Terria Nettles, 21.

Nettles was with two friends on Dec. 18. They were driving to another friend’s house on East 146th Street, but they drove past the correct address.

Nettles pulled into a driveway to turn around, said Joe Frolik, a spokesman for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy McGinty.

Before she could pull the car out of the driveway, Baker and Young left the porch of a home and began shooting at the car, Frolik said. Nettles was struck once in the head and died.

Baker fired several shots from a .38-caliber handgun, while Young fired some from a .44-caliber, according to interviews and court records.

Nettles did not know the men. But authorities said the men believed someone was after them.

When they noticed a car driving slowly and turning in to a home on East 146th Street about 10:45 p.m., they panicked and came out with their guns drawn and began firing.


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