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Cleveland police investigating shooting that left man dead, 14-year-old injured

Posted at 8:07 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 17:17:16-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating the shooting of a 14-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man that happened on the city’s East Side Thursday morning.

Police first responded to the scene of a crash at about 1:50 a.m. near East 18th Street and Prospect Avenue.

When police arrived, they saw a gray Ford escape crashed into a pole.

Witnesses told officers that they saw several people exit from the vehicle and flee on foot. Another vehicle arrived and picked up two victims of the crash from the scene, according to police.

It was later learned that two males with gunshot wounds were dropped off at St. Vincent Charity Hospital.

At 3 a.m., officers received a call about a shooting in the 1700 block of Rockwell Avenue that was related to the incident on Prospect Avenue.

The victim told police that he was inside of a recording studio at 1:30 a.m. when multiple males, possibly five, had entered the building and approached him with guns, according to police.

Authorities said the victim told them gunfire was exchanged and he hid until the suspects fled. The victim is a CCW holder.

The victim was placed under arrest for felonious assault and detectives will speak with the prosecutor about possible charges.

Authorities say the 14-year-old suspect was shot in the leg and taken to the juvenile detention center.

A 25-year-old suspect was shot in the chest and later succumbed to his injuries.

The matter remains under investigation.