Man Murders Four-Year-Old Child As Part Of ‘Targeted’ Attack


This was a targeted, non random murder (according to initial police disclosures).

Fox News reported:

”The boy, identified as Rowan Sweeney, died in his mother’s arms, Struthers Police Chief Tim Roddy said at a news conference. The shooting occurred at 2 a.m. in a two-story home located near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border.

Roddy said investigators believe the residence was targeted.

“This wasn’t a random act of violence,” he said.’

Kimonie Bryant turned himself in after a massive manhunt was launched. He killed four year old Rowan  Sweeney. He also shot four others who were taken to the hospital. They are Andre Stephon McCoy, Jr., 20, Yarnell Green Jr., 30, Cassandra Marsicola, 20, and Alexis Schneider, 22, of Struthers, Ohio.

Police believe that Bryant came through the front door and began shooting. He then fled from the scene. The five victims called 911 to report the shooting and in the background, you can hear a woman screaming that the man had killed her son. It had to be very traumatic.

It’s tough when you lose a child. I know. My son died of kidney failure at 25 years of age. You never get over it, but it helps tom remember the good times, but then you remember that you will never any more. My heart goes out to the mother and her entire family.

From PJ Media

“Rowan was the sweetest boy,” he said. “’Rowan was the best. He is so young. He didn’t deserve any of this… buddy, I’m so sorry for you, buddy. I love you.”

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“Just be a man,” David Sweeney said as he held a photo of his son. “Bryant took my son from me. He was my baby boy. You took him because you’re sick.”

“You took my son from me…Bryant can live with that for the rest of your life,” he said before the name of the suspect was announced.

Authorities believe Bryant gained entry to the home via the front door and started shooting in the living room prior to fleeing on foot, Fox News reported.

One of the male victims was hit with two shots in the back of the head while another was struck two times in the back.

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