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Police investigating possible connection to fatal crash on MLK Jr. Drive and Euclid home invasion

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Posted at 12:23 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 12:23:52-05

CLEVELAND — A passenger who died in a car crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Tuesday is believed to be possibly involved in a Euclid home invasion where a resident was shot, according to a spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Police.

Shortly before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, officers responded to MLK Jr. Drive and Superior Avenue for a gunshot victim who crashed into a tree. An unidentified male was found in the back seat of the vehicle near Doan Brook. EMS transported him to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center where he died.

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Scene of crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Superior Avenue.

Detectives determined the vehicle had crashed into the tree and two other male passengers fled from the vehicle.

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Scene of crash on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Superior Avenue.

At the scene of the crash, officers were notified by the Euclid Police Department that the individuals in the vehicle were possibly involved in a home invasion in Euclid that happened prior to the crash.

In Euclid at a home on Forestview Avenue, three people allegedly entered a home, exchanging gunfire with a resident, police said.

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Home invasion scene in Euclid.

A resident and one of the people who entered the home were shot.

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Home invasion scene in Euclid.

Investigators at the Cleveland Division of Police and the Euclid Police Department are working to determine if the crash and the home invasion are connected.

No arrests have been made.

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