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Police: Relative accused in fatal shooting of man in Garfield Heights parking lot

Posted at 9:39 AM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-14 13:11:23-04

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — A 52-year-old man from Chagrin Falls died after he was allegedly shot by a relative in the parking lot of a Sherwin-Williams paint store in Garfield Heights, according to the Garfield Heights Police Department.

On Friday, police responded to the Turney Town parking lot for shots fired.

Officers found a 52-year-old man, later identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner as James H. Holland, of Chagrin Falls, with an apparent gunshot wound to his head.

Holland was transported to Marymount hospital then life-flighted to MetroHealth Medical Center where he died on Saturday at 6:45 p.m., police said.

An investigation determined that the suspected shooter was Holland's relative, who fled the parking lot before police arrived, police said in a news release.

A statewide alert was issued for his arrest. The Ohio State Highway Patrol located him on Saturday in Cambridge, Ohio, where he was taken into custody without incident.

The suspect has been identified as Nyles Flowers. He is charged with aggravated murder and murder, according to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.

He has a pretrial conference scheduled for Aug. 17.

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