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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