Police Seek the Public’s Help to Identify 2 Persons of Interest in My Friends Restaurant Double Homicide. Call 216-623-5464 with info.

Cleveland Police Homicide investigators are seeking the public’s help to identify the males seen in these photos. The males are persons of interest in the March 22, 2021 double homicide at My Friends Restaurant. Anyone with information regarding the identities of these males is asked to contact detectives at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be provided by calling Crimestoppers at 216-25-CRIME.

Homicide Investigation:

Victim 1: female age 21, GSWs to body, Deceased
Victim 2: male age 27, GSW to neck, Deceased

Arrested 1: male age 25, GSWs arm, leg, face, treated at MHMC, released and booked at Cuyahoga County Jail
Arrested 2: male age 29, GSW leg, broken tibia, confined at Metro

On March 22, 2021 at approximately 4am, officers responded to My Friends Restaurant at 11616 Detroit for multiple people shot. On arrival, officers located victim 1 on the ground with apparent GSWs. Officers performed first aid on the victim until the arrival of EMS who continued care and transported victim 1 to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment. She was later pronounced deceased. Officers located victim 2 inside of the restaurant with a GSW to his neck. Officer rendered first aid until the arrival of EMS who continued care and transported victim 2 to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment. He was later pronounced deceased.

Arrested male 2 was found inside of the restaurant in the kitchen area with a GSW to his leg, officers and EMS rendered aid, the male was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment where he remains confined. Arrested male 2 arrived at MetroHealth Medical Center via private auto, he was treated and released and booked at the Cuyahoga County Jail.

Members of the Homicide Unit responded to the hospital and to the scene for investigation. Multiple individuals were interviewed. Preliminary information indicates that two separate groups of people were seated inside of My Friends Restaurant and that a verbal exchange took place between victim 2 and arrested male 1. At one point, both arrested males pulled out firearms and began shooting at one another and victim 1, victim 2 and both arrested males sustained gunshot wounds. Arrested male 1 fled the restaurant in a private auto which conveyed him to MetroHealth Medical Center. Multiple shell casings were found at the scene and two firearms were confiscated in connection with this investigation.