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Man injured in shooting inside Cleveland apartment dies at hospital; investigation underway

Cleveland police
Posted at 11:19 AM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 11:20:18-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating what was originally a felonious assault case and is now a homicide after a man who was shot inside a Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority apartment died several days later in the hospital.

On April 9, police responded at approximately 4:30 p.m. to an apartment building in the 1900 block of East 55th Street for shots fired.

The 39-year-old victim was found in the hallway on the 18th floor with a gunshot wound to his leg.

Investigators at the scene had determined a 30-year-old man and his girlfriend were staying with the 39-year-old victim when an argument started between the 30-year-old man and the 39-year-old man.

Shots were fired at the victim, who ran out of the apartment and into the hallway before he collapsed.

Police said the 30-year-old man and his girlfriend fled the area after the shooting.

On Monday, the 39-year-old man died at the hospital from his injuries.

The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is now investigating the shooting as a homicide.

No arrests have been made.

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