Police Seek the Public’s Help in Identifying Aggravated Murder Suspect
The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is currently investigating a shooting incident involving five deaths. The incident occurred on Friday, November 21, 2014 at approximately 7:30pm at 1443 East 92nd Street. A 9 year old girl was also the victim of a felonious assault shooting in this case.
Officers responded to the East 92nd Street home for shots fired with multiple victims. Officers arrived on scene and located the deceased victims, one inside of a vehicle in the driveway and three in the home.
The preliminary information reveals that the victim in the vehicle, a 41 year old pregnant female, arrived at the home with her two children in the vehicle with her. A 2 year old male was in the back seat along with a 9 year old female. The victim allowed the 9 year old to go inside of the home to retrieve clothing. While inside of the home, the 9 year old discovered one or some of the shooting victims, a 60 year old male, a 19 year old male and a 17 year old female. At that time, a male armed with a handgun ran toward the 9 year old and fired a shot, grazing the girl in the chest. The suspect then ran past the 9 year old victim and proceeded into the driveway where he shot the pregnant female in the vehicle. The 2 year old in the back seat was not harmed. The suspect was described as a male wearing a mask.
The 9 year old girl and the 41 year old pregnant female were transported to University Hospital Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital where the 41 year old was pronounced dead on arrival and the child she was 28 weeks pregnant with, a male, was pronounced dead as well. The 9 year old girl victim was treated and released, along with the 2 year old, to family.
Officers and detectives worked the crime scene through the night and continue to process evidence. The motive of the incident has yet to be determined. All deceased victims were transported to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office for examination.
The Division of Police will continue to work with the Violent Crimes Task Force to solve this crime. The Violent Loss Response Team will work to assist family members with the resources to move forward.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or via text message: text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).