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Cleveland man sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting Willoughby man

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Posted at 4:14 PM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-31 16:14:46-04

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland man was sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a Willoughby man.

On Sept. 21, 2019, Treal White, 22, was involved in an argument with a 25-year-old man from Willoughby and a 27-year-old man on Alhambra Road near Kipling Avenue.

According to court records, White went to a nearby vehicle, grabbed a semi-automatic rifle, and fired multiple shots at the men.

The Willoughby man was found with multiple gunshot wounds to the head, chest, arm, and foot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 27-year-old man was transported to the hospital, where he was treated and released for his injuries.

According to police, an investigation revealed that White disposed of the rifle in a nearby garage after he fled the scene.

Police were able to collect DNA evidence that matched White's.

White was found guilty of two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault, and one count of discharge of a firearm on or near prohibited premises.

“This senseless killing is yet another sad example of the gun violence that is plaguing our community,” said Prosecutor Michael O’Malley. “This individual has earned this prison sentence.”

White was sentenced to life in prison, with eligibility for parole after serving 27 years.