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Man shot to death after breaking into ex-girlfriend’s home in Cleveland’s Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood

The Plain Dealer  Cleveland logo The Plain Dealer Cleveland 2/28/2021 Jane Morice, cleveland.com
a car parked on the side of a building: Cleveland police arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured another. © Adam Ferrise, cleveland.com/cleveland.com/TNS Cleveland police arrested a man in connection with a shooting that killed one man and injured another.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A woman’s ex-boyfriend was shot to death by her child’s father after breaking into her home on the city’s East Side, police said.

The shooting happened about 5:30 a.m. Feb. 21, Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said. Details about the fatal shooting were release Sunday.

Officers went to a home on the 4000 block of East 57th Street, just north of Harvard Avenue in the city’s Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood, and found a man suffering multiple gunshot wounds at the top of a staircase, Ciaccia said. Paramedics took the man to MetroHealth, where he died.

Investigators at the house learned that the man who had died was the female resident’s ex-boyfriend. He had come to the house the day before and assaulted her, Ciaccia said. The woman’s child’s father came to stay with her at the house, in case the ex-boyfriend returned.

When the ex-boyfriend came to the house early on Feb. 21, he was met by the woman’s child’s father, Ciaccia said. The two argued, and the ex-boyfriend was shot.

The woman’s child’s father surrendered to police and turned over his gun at the shooting scene, Ciaccia said. He was arrested but later released pending further investigation.

It’s possible that the fatal shooting will be ruled justifiable based on Ohio’s Castle Doctrine, Ciaccia said. The castle doctrine is a state law that lets a person use deadly force against intruders into their home or car.

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