CLEVELAND (AP) — An uncle of a 17-year-old Cleveland boy who police say was killed after trying to rob two men and steal a dirt bike warns young people to think about the choices they make.
Police say Tracy Philpott Jr. died last week after being intentionally hit by separate cars driven by two brothers from whom the teen had just stolen the dirt bike.
Philpott's uncle, Robert Cummings, stood in the middle of about 100 people gathered for a vigil in a church parking lot Wednesday night and warned his nephew's friends that life on the streets will leave them "locked up, covered up or strapped up."
The Northeast Ohio Media Group (http://bit.ly/1litdie ) reports that the brothers charged with hitting Philpott are due in court Monday.
Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com