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Two shot outside Cleveland bar next to Cleveland Police’s Second District headquarters

August 2, 2018

Two shot outside Cleveland bar next to Cleveland Police’s Second District headquarters

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Two people suffered gunshot wounds after an argument outside a bar next to the Cleveland police department’s Second District headquarters, police said. 

Alexis Perez Figueroa, 37, is charged with felonious assault. He is being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail on $40,000 bond after his first court appearance on Wednesday.

The shooting happened about 2 a.m. Sunday outside Benny’s Sports Bar on Fulton Road, which is next to the police station.

An argument broke out between Perez Figueroa and a 28-year-old man, according to police reports.

Perez Figueroa got out of his Lexus and fired three gunshots at the man, hitting him in the abdomen, police reports and court records say.

A bullet also hit a 47-year-old man standing behind the 28-year-old man smoking a cigarette, according to police reports.

A friend drove the 47-year-old man to MetroHealth for treatment of the gunshot wound to the leg, police reports say.

The 28-year-old man ran back in the bar and employees tried to stop the bleeding until police and an ambulance arrived. He was taken to MetroHealth for treatment, police reports say.

Police officers noticed a blue Lexus driving from the scene as they pulled up, police reports say.

The officers recorded the license plate and later linked the car to Perez Figueroa and the shooting, court records say.

Officers went to his home on West 130th Street and arrested him, police reports say. Police searched his home after getting a search warrant and found that Perez Figueroa had packed up most of his belongings in an attempt to flee to Florida, according to court records. 

A jury found Perez Figueroa not guilty of attempted murder in 2008. He pleaded guilty in 2014 to possessing criminal tools and was sentenced to pay a $100 fine.

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