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Cleveland man fatally stabbed in Garfield Heights, police investigating

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-23 12:55:43-05

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — A Cleveland man was fatally stabbed Friday night in Garfield Heights, according to police.

Ben Cooper, 48, of Cleveland, was pronounced dead at Marymount Hospital following an incident at a residence in the 13300 block of Alvin Avenue, authorities said.

Police responded to the home just before midnight after receiving a report about a disturbance. When officers arrived, they found the victim bleeding from a stab wound to the chest. Officers rendered first aid to the man until EMS arrived. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

A 39-year-old woman was taken into custody in connection with the incident, but she was later released after a preliminary investigation. Authorities said they are investigating her claim of self-defense.

No additional information has been released.