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Cleveland police arrest man for allegedly shooting mother with shotgun

Cleveland police
Posted at 4:26 PM, May 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-05 16:26:31-04

CLEVELAND — A 36-year-old man in Cleveland was taken into custody Wednesday following the fatal shooting of his mother.

According to Cleveland police, it happened just before 5 p.m. in the 2400 block of West 46th Street in the city's Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood.

A K-9 unit responded to the area and found Cleveland EMS giving aid to a 57-year-old woman who had been shot in the chest, police said. The woman was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center and pronounced dead.

A preliminary investigation indicates the victim is the mother of the suspect.

The suspect told police he was "playing" with a shotgun when it went off, police said. A family member, who witnessed the shooting, said they "saw the suspect shoot the victim without any provocation," according to police.

Specific charges haven't been announced. The shooting remains under investigation.

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