Maple Heights teen Briana Bryant shot in her home, dies

There are 49 comments on the The Plain Dealer story from Sep 26, 2008, titled Maple Heights teen Briana Bryant shot in her home, dies. In it, The Plain Dealer reports that:

Maple Heights- A 15-year-old Maple Heights girl died Thursday night after being shot in her Kohout Avenue home, possibly by accident.

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We miss her so much

Pioneer, CA

#1 Sep 27, 2008
Bri i hope you know that you are truley missed.We love you and always will.We know u did not want to leave us like that but God wanted it that way. We miss u sooooooo much!!!
R.I.P. BRI-BRI WE MISS AND LOVE YOU!!
Concerned

Cleveland, OH

#2 Sep 29, 2008
My prayers go out to the family & friends of this young lady. However, I also want to respond to the 1st post. The person said God wanted it this way. It's not God's way that young people would die tragically like this. This is man's doing. God is love. God bless.
DOUG

Cleveland, OH

#3 Sep 29, 2008
R.I.P BRIANA
Leah

United States

#4 Sep 29, 2008
i pray for you mother and i pray htat you rest in peace
i understand what hte person said by God wanted it that way, it was gods will
he used you for the greater good
keyana

AOL

#5 Sep 29, 2008
i am going to miss u so much cousin i love u always have and always will im going to miss screaming cousin real loud and huggin u! R.I.P BRI I LOVE YOU
darnell blair

AOL

#6 Sep 29, 2008
briana i miss you so much i luv you bff you will always be missed your in a much better place now....
alicia hudy

Cleveland, OH

#7 Sep 30, 2008
briana we will miss you very much and i hope you rest in peace briana.
dbabyface37

Solon, OH

#15 Oct 2, 2008
I'm so sorry about your lost. My daughter when to school with her. I'm lost for words. I will keep your family in my prayers. God Bless you and your family.
A CLASSMATESMOM

Mentor, OH

#21 Oct 3, 2008
I sincerely hope that the community will come together and honor the life and memory of such a wonderful young lady. I took my daughter to view Briana's body today and she took it very hard.
I would like to say to all the broken hearts caused by Briana's homegoing that GOD can and will help you heal in this difficult time.
I have heard so much pain and anger steming from this unfortunate situation. I feel it important to say that we should help Briana's family in the healing process as much as we can. It has been said that time heals all wounds and some wounds take more time than others to heal.
I pray that come tomorrow the memorial services will not become a backdrop for another death.
Let us Honor Ms. Briana with pleasant memories of how she always took the time to laugh and create an enviornment of happiness. I hope that her mom will find solace in the fact that she was well admired and that she was instrumental in bringing joy into the lives of all who encountered her.
Let us avail ourselves to the healing process
which is so desperately needed at this time.
Let us embrace Briana's mom with REAL LOVE not
reveling in the unsavory details of Brian's homegoing.
Three lives have been forever changed, 2 of which there is still hope for. Please remember what is most important at this time. "THE FAMILY"
For those who would avenge Briana's homegoing I say to you, GOD SAID, "VENGEANCE IS MINE AND I WILL REPAY". Believe me when I say to you that IF there was any foul play, GOD will be judge and jury. What goes around comes around and there is nothing hid that will not be revealed.
To those who are hurting, please invite JESUS into your heart, he does not want you to bear this burden alone. He overcame the world so surely he can heal your bleeding heart.
To Briana's mom: I pray that GOD will give you the strength to go on and that he will mend your broken heart. I hope that you will find comfort in the fact the though your baby is no longer with you in the flesh, BRIANA'S SPIRIT LIVES ON! The spirit never dies. I choose to believe that she is sitting on the right hand of JESUS at this very moment and more than anything else she wants you to be strong, endure and know that she watches over you. She may come to you in dreams or in visions but know that she has not left you in spirit.
To the community: Honor Briana with love and remembrance of her zest for happiness.
It would grieve her to know that those who were closet to her would react with violence and hatred.
Please do not dishonor the memory of this beautiful princess with violence and hatred.
She did not deserve what happened to her, but she doesn't deserve to be dishonored either.
In JESUS NAME, AMEN
Tonia Carter

Cleveland, OH

#22 Oct 3, 2008
gophrt wrote:
And... I will call your bluff Jordan Md lol. Lets get together sometime.I usually carry 5000 dollars in my wallet you want to match that?I drive a BMW 740i and I eat lunch at Blue Line Deli in Shaker Heights with the other rich folk.Show me what you got???
:):):)
"Gophrt", this unfortunate incident has nothing to do with what you drive or what you have. Nobody cares. In response to what you said. A person who has all these things you claim to have,(but we all know that these things are in your imagination); would be out enjoying the finer things in life and would not have time to comment on this board. See what you do with your leisure time? It is not up to me to judge, but when karma catches up with you, i pray that you can take what you are dishing out right now! A very beautiful young lady died, and I pray for her, her family, and her friends. Everyone has taken a great loss. She looked very beautiful in her purple when I went to see her, she is at peace. RIP Briana WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU!
The Carter Family, Maple Heights, OH
resse

Cleveland, OH

#23 Oct 3, 2008
nobody cares what kind of car you drive you insensitive snob please please stop commenting on this page because you are disrespecting the loved ones,family and friends of this sweet young lady.
p.s. i hope someone comes to your funeral and spit on your corpse
p.s#2 your a complete IDIOT
gophrt

United States

#24 Oct 4, 2008
the above post is based on a crock of s h i t...
Keyana

Mountain View, CA

#25 Oct 5, 2008
U must be a dirty old man or a lame teenager that don't go shit else to do with your life whats your adress so i can come smack the mess out of you
jasmine rest in peace

Euclid, OH

#26 Oct 8, 2008
bri bri we gne miss you gurl rest in peace babygirl luv ya babez god will take kare of you
MAPLE HTS

AOL

#28 Oct 8, 2008
U ARE A IGNORANT SOB
MAPLE HTS

AOL

#29 Oct 8, 2008
GOPHRT get god in ur life u need sum serious help
Teresa _C_Xenia

Ferndale, MI

#30 Oct 9, 2008
We cannot continue to respond to gophrts comments. It only feeds his obvious ignorance. The fact is, nobody cares what he thinks! Briana is all that matters. She will always be loved, and I know she is smiling down on us from Heaven.
tbird

San Francisco, CA

#31 Oct 9, 2008
gophrts you are such an ignorant person.Who uses tragedy to slam a family or a race?An innocent child was taken way too early from her loved ones.Put yourself in the familys position and shut up so they can grieve.They lost their daughter,sister etc.Have some compassion.I recently had a family member involved in murder and until you know all the facts or go through something like this you will NEVER NEVER understand the pain you will endure.To the family and friends of Brianna I pray that you find peace and that you know your daughter is in heaven.To the family of the suspects I also pray for you to be able to come to terms with what has happened and that you also find peace.To the familys with children in Maple Hts.GET OUT!I moved my children from there 3 years ago for their own safety.Please do the same for yours.
loveeeee

Medina, OH

#32 Oct 20, 2008
loveblkmen wrote:
<quoted text> your mean some one just lost their loved one be compassionate...... Im so sorry for your loss and for this ignorant person. She just has no soul.
umm. ignorance isnt tolerated. so your kind of a nobody to me right about now. that was the most uneducated response that have ever read in my life.
because your going to be that young caucasian working at mcdonalds with five different baby fathers doesnt give you the right to state something that you have no knowledge of.
briana was a very loved young lady that i attended school with...all she and he family needs is your prayers....not you ignorant opinions.

“Jersey Girl ”

Since: Sep 08

Jersey Baby!!!

#34 Oct 20, 2008
loveeeee wrote:
<quoted text>
umm. ignorance isnt tolerated. so your kind of a nobody to me right about now. that was the most uneducated response that have ever read in my life.
because your going to be that young caucasian working at mcdonalds with five different baby fathers doesnt give you the right to state something that you have no knowledge of.
briana was a very loved young lady that i attended school with...all she and he family needs is your prayers....not you ignorant opinions.
ok did you read what i wrote?? because I was talking to Gophrt for being uncompassionate about the situation. I feel bad for the family that lost their loved one. I just did not think that Gophrt should be saying those things. I never said anything bad about her.

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