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Woman found dead inside Cleveland home after man says he shot her, police say

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Posted at 9:11 AM, Sep 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-02 08:32:57-04

CLEVELAND — A woman was found shot to death inside a Cleveland home Wednesday after police received a call from a man who claimed he shot his girlfriend, according to information released from the Cleveland Division of Police.

At approximately 5 a.m., a man called 911 reporting he shot his wife at a home in the 1300 block of East 90th Street, according to initial information released by Cleveland police. A police report provided on Thursday lists their relationship as boyfriend/girlfriend.

Officers responded to the home where an elderly man and two children were leaving the home uninjured.

SWAT members went inside the home where they say a woman was found shot to death. She was identified in the police report as 40-year-old Teresa Marlene Alvarez, of Cleveland.

A man was also found with a gunshot wound and was transported by EMS to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in critical condition. He was identified in the police report as a 35-year-old Cleveland resident and Alvarez's boyfriend. While the police report lists him as the suspect of an aggravated murder, he has not yet been formally charged, according to court records, and News 5 is opting not to identify him at this time.

A spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Police said members of the homicide responded to investigate the possibility of an attempted murder/suicide.

There were no other occupants inside the home, police said.

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