Suspect in custody in Mr. Hero robbery that left 15-year-old dead

Posted at 4:35 AM, Oct 17, 2016

The Cleveland Heights Police Department has taken a person into custody in connection to a Mr. Hero robbery and shooting that left a 15-year-old boy dead. 

Sunny Patel, 15, was shot and killed Friday at his family's Cleveland Heights Mr. Hero restaurant around 8 p.m. during an armed robbery. Police said the suspect, a male, shot Patel once in the head, demanded money and fled on foot.

Surveillance photos of the suspect were released, along with a short description. 

Police said the man was taken into custody on Sunday around 9 p.m. after officers spotted a person fitting the suspect's description, according to the department's Facebook page. 

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Cleveland Heights police have not filed any charges against the suspect yet. The chief said detectives are still investigating the incident.

According to University Heights police, the same suspect committed a second robbery on Saturday in their city. No details have been released surrounding that incident. 

Patel was a sophomore at Mayfield Heights High School. The family told News 5 a funeral for Patel is set to take place on Monday at the Busch Funeral Home in Parma from 12-4 p.m. A gofundme account has been started to help pay for funeral expenses for Patel. Click here to donate.