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Parma police searching for person of interest in Westlake Avenue shooting

Parma Westlake Ave. shooting person of interest
Posted at 7:02 PM, Apr 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-02 19:02:36-04

PARMA, Ohio — The Parma Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a woman who is a person of interest in a shooting that occurred on Westlake Avenue Thursday evening.

Around 6:20 p.m., officers were called to the 5900 block of Westlake Avenue for report of a male shot.

The shooting victim, a 63-year-old man, was shot multiple times in the legs by a man he knew who fled the scene before officers arrived.

The 63-year-old man was stabilized and transported to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery, police said.

Later that night, around 10:30 p.m., the U.S. Marshals Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested the alleged shooter, 47-year-old Troy Sharp, in the 300 block of Runn Street in Berea, according to police.

Sharp was charged with felonious assault and is being held on a $1,000,000 cash/surety bond in the Parma Jail. His next court hearing is scheduled for Monday, April 5.

Police are now searching for a female who is a person of interest in the incident. Her photo is shown above.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting or the identity of the woman listed as a person of interest is asked to call police at 440-887-7343.