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Manhunt is underway for man who allegedly shot his former fiance, killing her passenger in Cleveland

Posted at 6:35 AM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-04 06:59:05-04

A nationwide manhunt is underway for Cortez Young after police say he shot up the car of his ex-fiance then rammed into the back of it.

Latrice Rose, the ex-fiance of Young,  says he was calling and texting her non-stop on Monday while she was at work, and when she got off he followed her car. Her co-worker Otis Morman Jr. was her passenger.

When they got near the 1100 block of Harvey Road on Cleveland's east side, authorities say Young fired several shots into her car and then rammed into the back of it.

"We heard a loud, loud noise it sounded like somebody was losing control of the vehicle then it was a lot of booms going on," said witness Erving Rogers.

Rogers who lives near where the attack happened, ran outside to help.

"I moved the airbags up, and then I saw a female the victim was tied in her seatbelt but she was all the way in the passenger seat so she was actually choking," he said.

Once he got the first victim out of the car Rogers went looking for the second one who got ejected and was stuck in a fence.

"Don't want to move him because he was broke up and he was unresponsive, but he was still breathing," remembered Rogers.

At last check, Rose was in stable condition, but Morman Jr. didn't make it.

"I hate that he's gone, I'm going to miss him, but I know he's in good hands now," said Morman Jr's uncle Kenneth Scott.

Scott says the victims weren't just co-workers, they were romantically involved.

"Him and this girl were actually dating," he said. "The guy, I guess her ex or whatever you want to call it, got so overwhelmed that he approached them both before and threatened them. But this time he did it again."

Witnesses say Young was driving a glossy white colored car that night. If you see him, call Cleveland police at 216-623-5723.