WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, OHIO – Police say a 16-year-old girl is dead and another 16-year-old girl is in police custody. Officials say the girls were fighting around 8 p.m. Wednesday at 4769 Walford Road in Warrensville Heights.
According to witnesses the victim was teasing the suspect because she passed gas. One thing led to another and fisticuffs began flying. Witnesses also tell 19 Action News that several adults stood around and watched the whole thing go down, including the victim’s stepfather. But by the time he intervened, it was too late.
Shaakira Dorsey collapsed once the fight was broken up. EMS rushed her to the hospital, where she died. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has not yet released her cause of death.
The teen suspect has been charged with one count of murder. Her name is not being released.
The Warrensville Heights School District released a statement saying:
“Warrensville Heights City School District is deeply saddened by the loss of a member of our student family, Shaakira Dorsey, who passed away on Wednesday evening. Shaakira was an eleventh grade student at the High School and a member of the Lady Tigers Softball Team. We will follow our established procedures for this type of crisis. The Grief Counseling Team will be available in the High School throughout the remainder of the week and next week as well. At this time, we are respecting her family’s privacy and ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Details regarding arrangements will be shared at a later date.”