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Published: Friday, 11/19/2010

Memorial set up in East Toledo for shooting victim

A small memorial was set up early Friday in East Toledo in honor of a man who was shot in the location and later died.

Authorities have identified the city's 22nd murder this year victim as Javan "Bam" Turner Bey, 30, of Springfield Township.

Flowers, stuffed animals, a Boston Red Sox ball cap, and a sign with the name "Bam" on it were left at 421 Walden Ave. The memorials were placed in the grassy area between the sidewalk and the street.

Those who gathered at the scene Friday morning described Bey as happy and easy going. They said he recently moved to the area.

Javan 'Bam' Turner Bey was found shot on Walden Avenue in East Toledo on Thursday night. Javan 'Bam' Turner Bey was found shot on Walden Avenue in East Toledo on Thursday night.
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Toledo police on Friday used metal detectors in attempt to find shell casings in the immediate area.

Bey died in a hospital Thursday night less than an hour after being shot there, authorities said. An autopsy was being performed Friday morning at the Lucas County Coroner's Office.

About 10:05 p.m. Thursday, police officers responding to a report of a person down, possibly shot, found the victim lying on the ground in front of the residence. He had a bullet wound to his chest, police said.

The victim was taken to Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:37 p.m., officers said.

Police said they were investigating the incident as a murder. They had no apparent motive or suspects Friday morning, officers said.

This is the 22nd homicide in Toledo for 2010.

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