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Man fatally assaulted, left on Cleveland tree lawn

September 1, 2018

Man fatally assaulted, left on Cleveland tree lawn

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland police are investigating a fatal assault and shooting Saturday morning of a man who was found on a West Side tree lawn.

Police were called at about 8 a.m. Saturday to a home on the 3200 block of West 82nd Street in Cleveland’s West Boulevard neighborhood.

When officers arrived, they found a 26-year-old man on the tree lawn with a gunshot wound to his torso. 

Officers administered first aid until EMS arrived and took him to MetroHealth, where he was pronounced dead. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has not released his identity.

Police learned on the scene that the victim had been assaulted by several males. 

The case remains under investigation, police say.

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