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Man wanted for allegedly shooting boss after being fired from Cleveland factory

Posted at 3:18 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 18:02:19-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are looking for a man who allegedly shot his boss multiple times at a plating factory in Cleveland after the man was fired.

Andre Stanton, 28, is accused of shooting his 29-year-old coworker multiple times in the leg, abdomen, chest and neck, according to a Cleveland police report. The shooting happened Friday morning at the MPC Plating Factory on East 63rd Street where Stanton used to work.

The report states that the shooting victim fired Stanton on Wednesday night for poor performance.

Another worker, who reported the shooting to police, said he was in his office at the time of the incident. He said he heard an argument, then six shots being fired, and yelling. The factory’s operations manager told police that the victim said multiple times that Stanton was the one who shot him.

Stanton was seen wearing white sweatpants and a black hoodie, the report states. Workers at the factory searched for Stanton. A worker got in his car and went east to East 66th Street, then north to Chester Avenue. He saw a man wearing sweatpants leaving bushes and talking on his cell phone. The man then returned to the factory.

Police converged on Stanton’s current address, where they met the father of Stanton’s girlfriend, who said Stanton was not welcome at the home and he did not reside there.

A police poster states Stanton is wanted for attempted murder. He is described on the poster as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 200 pounds in weight with brown eyes and black hair. He is known to frequent the Woodland\Woodhill area and is considered armed and dangerous.