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Cleveland police launch homicide investigation after house party turns deadly

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Posted at 7:06 PM, Mar 19, 2021

CLEVELAND — A homicide investigation is underway after a house party in Cleveland turned deadly, according to the Cleveland Police Department.

On Thursday around 7:27 a.m., officers were called to the 3200 block of West 52nd Street for a domestic violence incident. Once on scene, officers found EMS performing lifesaving measures on a man in the driveway.

The 29-year-old man was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with a gunshot wound and was later pronounced dead, according to police.

Officers learned on scene that occupants of the house on West 52nd Street were partying with a group of people after being out for St. Patrick’s Day.

The 29-year-old man who was killed was the ex-boyfriend of one of the female occupants of the home and he came to her house despite having a temporary protection order against him. He then got involved in an argument with another male at the party which turned into a physical altercation outside, police said.

After the physical altercation, the 29-year-old man returned to the house and the occupants locked the door before the 29-year-old started kicking it.

That’s when police said a shot was fired from inside the house, which struck the 29-year-old.

Further investigation revealed an 18-year-old male reportedly fired the shot from the home. He surrendered a handgun and was released under the Castle Doctrine pending further investigation.

The incident remains under investigation.