Man fatally shot inside a Willowick bar

Posted at 6:15 AM, Apr 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 09:29:56-04

A man was fatally shot inside a Willowick bar Friday morning.

The shooting happened at Willowick Cafe, 28809 Lakeshore Blvd., shortly after 1 a.m.

Willowick police said surveillance video showed the shooter entering the Willowick Cafe through the rear side door when the shooter directly walked up to the victim and shot him three times.

The shooter immediately turned around and left the bar through the same door, according to police. Patrons who were in the vicinity of the shooting fled the bar prior to officers arriving on the scene.

Police said it appeared the victim was sought out by the shooter and there was no previous altercation between the shooter and the victim.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation were called to the scene.