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Cleveland police investigating after 46-year-old man shot after getting out of his car Monday afternoon

Passerby performed first-aid, called 911
Posted at 12:11 PM, Oct 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-12 12:11:25-04

CLEVELAND — A homicide investigation is underway after a 46-year-old man was shot to death after exiting his vehicle on East 86th Street Monday afternoon, according to the Cleveland Division of Police.

The victim was identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office as Ernest Early, 46, of Cleveland.

Officers responded at approximately 12:40 p.m. to the area of East 86th Street and Superior Avenue for shots fired.

Officers administered first aid to Early until EMS transported him to the hospital, where he died.

Preliminary information indicated to police that Early had parked his vehicle across from 1245 East 86th Street and exited his vehicle.

A short time later, shots were fired from an unknown direction. Early was struck by a bullet in his back, police said.

A passerby administered first aid to him and called 911.

Anyone with information about this case should contact homicide investigators at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be provided by calling CrimeStoppers at 216-25-CRIME.

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