Oct 16, 2016

15 year old Asian Indian boy shot dead in Cleveland, Ohio

Sunny Ravi Patel of Mayfield Heights High School shot dead at Mr. Hero of Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Asian Indian boy shot dead in Cleveland
RIP Sunny Ravi Patel

Sunny Ravi Patel, of Highland Heights, died shortly after being shot on Friday at Mr. Hero on South Taylor Road, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said.  He was the only son of Ravi Patel.

Detectives have released several surveillance photos of an unidentified man who shot Patel during an armed robbery at the sandwich shop. They are asking the public to help identify the man.

The man entered the sandwich shop just before 8 p.m. and shot Sunny Ravi Patel once in the head, police said. (IT IS REPORTED THAT THIS TOOK ABOUT 30 SECONDS).  The Highland Heights teen died after paramedics took him to University Hospitals.  The armed man took money from a cash register after the shooting. He then ran from the store, police said.

The man is described as being approximately 5-foot-10 to 6 feet tall and thin. He was wearing a white rag over his face, sunglasses, a black Nike hooded sweatshirt and gray Adidas sweatpants with black and white stripes down the sides.

Restaurant Developers Corporation (RDC) is a regional franchisor of sandwich shops and coffeehouses.  Its flagship Mr. Hero chain boasts more than 80 locations in Ohio serving deli sandwiches, hot hero-style sandwiches, hamburgers, and chicken sandwiches. The eateries also offer sides, salads, and pasta dishes. RDC also franchises about 15 Arabica Coffeehouse locations in Ohio and North Carolina, as well as a small number of CafĂ© Morocco locations. Robert Coulson started the sandwich chain as Bob's Jumbo Submarine Sandwiches in 1965.

Mr. Ravi Patel, father of Sunny Ravi Patel


Erin Setzer on behalf of Binta Patel has initiated a Sunny Patel Funeral and Family.  33k have been raised in 2 days at the time of writing.  Mayfield High School Student Council has chipped in with a contribution of $250.  Binta Patel, wife of the owner of the Mr. Hero and Sunny's aunt, will be the family liaison and designated beneficiary for handling the funds.  "In a beautiful act of selflessness, they have chosen to donate the funds to several organizations that were close to Sunny's heart."

Eleksis Soleil Johnson: "I wish I could donate but I have nothing to give but many prayers and thoughts of comfort and love to the family. I'm sorry this horrendous tragedy had to happen to you and your dear son. Much love and well wishes. "


Daveion Perry, 20 appeared in court.
He smiled and shook his head.

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