A landscaper was shot in the stomach on Tuesday by a man who lives next to where the landscaper was working on Cleveland’s East Side, Cleveland police have confirmed.
The 36-year-old man from a lawn service got into a fight with a neighbor identified as Jyvaris Wooden, 27, while he was working on a home in the 19300 block of Muskota Avenue, police said.
Wooden told police that he has had multiple issues with the landscaper blowing leaves and grass into his yard. Wooden went outside and told the landscaper to "stop being ignorant and stay off his property" before going back inside to watch him, police said.
From inside his house, Wooden saw the landscaper tearing up his property, so he pressed the panic button on his ADT alarm, grabbed his baseball bat and his gun, police said.
Wooden told police the landscaper tried to run him over before the two got into an argument. Wooden then hit the landscaper with a baseball bat, which led to a wrestling match on the ground. Wooden told police he shot the landscaper in the stomach when he began choking him from behind.
Wooden went back inside his house and called 911.
Wooden was arrested and charged with felonious assault. Police booked Wooden in the Cuyahoga County Jail.