Sometime between September 7, 2019, and September 21, 2019, Terrell Silver approached the four victims, two females, ages 18 and 19, and two males, ages 20 and 23, inside a residence near East 144th Street and Kinsman Road in Cleveland where they were staying at the time. Silver shot all four victims multiple times as they were laying down on two mattresses on the floor. The 18-year-old female victim was five and a half months pregnant. He then fled the scene.
On September 21, the Cleveland Division of Police discovered the four victims’ decomposed bodies inside the residence.
The investigation was conducted by the Cleveland Homicide Initiative, which includes the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Cuyahoga County Forensic Science Lab. The investigation utilized information initially gathered and additional investigative resources including DNA and gun tool mark evidence that linked Terrell Silver to the crime.
On April 3, Bennett and Bankston entered a Dollar General near St. Clair Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland. They approached the store clerk at the register with store items. When the clerk opened the register, they pointed a gun at her and said they were taking the money. They grabbed all the money in the register, confronted a security guard, and then fled the scene. The CPD responded to the scene. Bennett was arrested later that day.
Terrell Silver was indicted on the following charges:
- 15 counts of Aggravated Murder
- One count of Aggravated Burglary
- One count of Aggravated Robbery
- One count of Having Weapons Under Disability
- One count of Tampering With Evidence
He will be arraigned at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center at a later date.