Cleveland: Man shot in head on west side

12:50 AM, Oct 26, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Police are investigating the suspected murder of a 22-year-old man who was shot in the head on Cleveland's west side Thursday night.

Officers responded to W. 78th Street and Elton Avenue at about 9:11 p.m. and found a man shot in the head when they arrived. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The victim witnessed a man in an argument with about five other men in two cars that grew into a five-on-one fight. The victim tried to help the man as he fought those five men, police explained.

During this fight, the victim was shot in the head by one of the men from the two vehicles. The suspects fled the scene after the shooting, but a handgun was found at the scene.

The only available description of the cars is that one was a grey car and the other was a black sedan.

Anyone with any information should report it to the Cleveland Police Homicide Unit at (216) 623-5464.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling (216) 252-7463 or by texting the phrase "TIP657," followed by your message, to 274-637 (CRIMES).


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