Mentally Challenged Man Dead From Gunshot To Head


CLEVELAND- Cleveland Police say a developmentally challenged 18 year old man is dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Officers responded to 65th and Kenyon at 3:30 Sunday morning, for a male down with some type of head trauma.  EMS arrived and took the man to Metro Health Medical Center where it was determined he had suffered a gunshot wound.  

He was later pronounced deceased.

On the scene it was learned that the victim had just gotten off of work at a nearby Rally's and that he also worked shoveling snow. A shovel was recovered at the scene. 

According to the Cleveland Police Department, the victim was reportedly developmentally delayed/mentally challenged and resided in a nearby group home.  

Members of the Homicide Unit along with the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiners Office responded to the scene for investigation. 

Anyone with any information regarding this matter is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5464.

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