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Man shoots, kills 4 then flags down officers; 8-year-old in critical condition, Cleveland Police say

Shooting happened Friday night in Brooklyn Centre neighborhood
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Posted at 9:07 PM, Jan 13, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-16 17:37:03-05

CLEVELAND — A man shot and killed his father, sister and nephew Friday night in Brooklyn Centre. The man shot another man at the scene and his 8-year-old daughter, then flagged down officers, according to an update released Saturday afternoon by Cleveland Police.

Around 8 p.m., officers responded to the 3700 block of Mack Court for multiple people shot, a news release from CPD states.

A Cleveland Police squad car was flagged down by the suspect, a 41-year-old man, who indicated to officers that five people had been shot and told them where they were located, according to the updated news release from CPD. He was detained at the scene.

Additional cars were dispatched to the home on Mack Court, and on arrival, five gunshot victims were found at the scene, the release states. Officers administered aid until EMS arrived.

A 69-year-old man later identified as Miguel Gonzalez, a 34-year-old woman identified as Angelic Gonzalez and Jayden Baez, a 16-year-old boy, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

An 8-year-old girl was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment in critical condition, her father, 48-year-old Anthony Boothe was transported to MetroHealth Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Police said Saturday that information indicates that the suspect is the son of Miguel Gonzalez and the brother of Angelic Gonzalez. Jayden Baez was identified by police as Angelic Gonzalez's son.

The suspect has been arrested and has been charged with aggravated murder.

The incident is related to domestic violence as the victims and the shooter are related, the release said.

After a preliminary investigation, the shooting is an "isolated incident," Drummond said on Friday night.

Jasmine Santana, the Cleveland City Councilwoman for Ward 14, also spoke on scene.

"This is a tragic thing that is happening the ward and my heart goes out to the family," said Santana. "I ask people to just be patient as we investigate the case. And I ask for prayers for the families that are in the hospital."

Cleveland city officials spoke at the scene on Friday night:

Mayor Justin Bibb was at the shooting scene but did not speak to the media. He released this statement through his office late Friday night:

This has been a painful week as we face the devastation caused by another horrific act of gun violence in our city.

Tonight’s incident is particularly terrible as it took place at home, a place where a family should feel safe and secure.

My prayers are with the victims and their family, friends and neighbors as they navigate a tragic situation. I am also grateful to the responding officers for rendering aid, securing the neighborhood, and quickly apprehending the suspect.

We will provide updates as the situation unfolds.

Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb

Santana and Council President Blaine Griffin released this joint statement Saturday:

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victims. We thank the fast action of our law enforcement officers and the community in apprehending the suspect allegedly responsible for this horrible crime. The Cleveland Division of Police will continue to update the community with more information as it becomes available.

Councilwoman Jasmin Santana and Council President Blaine A. Griffin

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