CLEVELAND, OHIO – September 4, a 20-year old man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated murder and felonious assault.
The shootout that killed one man and injured two others, took place on East 121st Street and Union Avenue in the city’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. The police reports that this death features the sixth in five days. Even though these crimes are not connected with one another, it creates an alarming situation for Cleveland communities.
The victim was Martez Thomas, 23 who was seated with another person in a car on the street when a car crashed. Police says that the suspects walked up to their car, opened their car doors and exchanged gunfire. As a result, Thomas was shot in the head, while the other passenger got injuries on the left eye. The injured was on the ground outside the car, when the police arrived.
The 2 injured were taken to University Hospitals, where Thomas died.
The shooters all escaped the scenery after the shootout. However, the 20-year-old murder suspect was also shot, and further was dropped off at Southpointe hospital, where he was arrested.
The police reports that there have been 85 homicides in Cleveland in 2018, five more than at the same period of time last year.