Man Killed Walking Dog Identified
Cleveland police officers survey the scene of a double shooting on Hecker Avenue. (Photo Credit: Fox 8 News)
CLEVELAND — A man is dead, another wounded, after the two were shot during an apparent robbery attempt early Friday morning, Fox 8 News reports.
The Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office on Sunday identified the deceased victim as Michael Bruist, 21, of Cleveland.
Sgt. Sammy Morris with the Cleveland Division of Police announced on Saturday that O’Neal Crenshaw, 35, of Cleveland, and Maurice Golden, 20, of Euclid, were charged with aggravated murder.
Two other people arrested in connection with the crime were released.
The shooting happened in the 7000 block of Hecker Avenue at approximately 4 a.m.
According to Morris, Bruist and his 22-year-old acquaintance were walking a dog when three armed suspects approached them and tried to rob them. That’s when, Morris says, the two men were shot.
Both victims were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where Bruist later died. He had been shot in the chest. The 22-year-old man sustained gunshot wounds to the arms. His identity and condition were not known.
Officers were informed the dog got off of its leash and away from the owner. No other information was available about the dog.
Crenshaw and Golden were scheduled to appear in court on Monday at 8:30 a.m.