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Employee of Cleveland metal treatment plant shoots at co-worker’s husband, son, police say

July 31, 2018

Employee of Cleveland metal treatment plant shoots at co-worker’s husband, son, police say

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A workplace dispute ended in gunfire when an employee of a Cleveland metal heating plant fired shots at a co-worker’s husband and son, police say.

Anthony Jones Jr., 44, is charged with felonious assault.

No one was injured in the shooting that happened about 7:15 a.m. Sunday at the Kowalski Heat Treating Company on Detroit Avenue and West 36th Street, police reports say.

Jones has worked at the company for at least eight years. He is not in police custody and a warrant was issued Monday for his arrest.

A 35-year-old employee told police she was waiting outside the plant for her husband so he could drop off cash, police reports say.

The husband pulled into the parking lot and Jones walked from the plant yelling, police reports say.

He walked up to the husband’s car and accused the woman of “being a snitch,” police reports say. The husband told Jones to leave his wife alone or “there would be problems,” police reports say.

Jones ran back into the building and emerged with a gun, police reports say. The husband, who was driving his 18-year-old son, drove away as Jones fired several shots at the car, police reports say.

The husband drove off on Detroit Avenue and got onto Interstate 90 after Jones jumped into another co-worker’s car and chased after the car, police reports say.

A message left with the company’s owner was not immediately returned. 

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