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Jury finds man guilty for July 2018 shooting outside Cleveland bar that killed 1, injured 6

Posted at 2:26 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 14:26:37-04

CLEVELAND — A man has been found guilty for a shooting outside a bar last July that killed one man and injured six other people.

A jury found Kelend Jones guilty of all counts last week in connection with a shooting outside the Dog Pound Lounge on July 26 after the filming of a music video for a local rapper.

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Jones was found guilty of murder, aggravated murder, 14 counts of felonious assault, six counts of attempted murder, two counts of discharging of a firearm on or near prohibited premises and one count of having weapons while under disability.
Jones allegedly fired several shots at Cortez Ruffin, and Ruffin died six days later, according to Jones' arrest warrant.

Witnesses told police at the time of the shooting that there was a fight between two women in the parking lot of the bar and two men went over to break up the fight. A person in a green shirt came from an unknown direction and started shooting, striking a 27-year-old victim multiple times, according to a witness.

Ruffin was shot a total of 10 times, his family said. He died at the hospital a week later. Jones was arrested and charged with murder in early August.

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