CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Police in Cleveland Heights are pleading for help from residents after three deadly shootings in the last two weeks.
Cleveland Heights Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg, joined by City Manager Susanna Niermann O’Neil, Captain Chris Britton, and members of City Council held a briefing to discuss recent crimes in the city.
The briefing comes following a surge in recent crimes, including a fatal shooting that occurred Wednesday in the 2400 block of Noble Road.
“We are going to do everything in our power, number one to solve them, but number two to prevent them,” said Cleveland Heights Police Chief Annette Mecklenburg. “That means increasing patrols, that means calling on our other law enforcement partners to help us.
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Early Saturday morning a 24-year-old man, later identified as Reginald Thomas, was shot and killed while riding in a vehicle when the vehicle behind him fired shots, striking him in the upper back.
Police are still seeking the people responsible for the shooting.
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Malik Moore was shot and killed on Sept. 12. Police are still investigating that shooting, which happened along Oakdale Road.
On Wednesday, Sept. 16, officers located 26-year-old Travon Decorrian Wesley Powell in a stairway with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers immediately administered aid until EMS arrived. Powell was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries. Preliminary information indicated Powell was involved in an argument with an unknown person(s) before he was shot.
Officers located 26-year-old Travon Decorrian Wesley Powell in a stairway with multiple gunshot wounds. Officers immediately administered aid until EMS arrived. Powell was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
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Police say two people were arrested in connection to Powell's death: 21-year-old Ja'monte Carter and 20-year-old Taylor Johnson.