CLEVELAND -- A neighborhood on Cleveland's east side was jolted awake by the sound of gunfire early Monday.
A homeowner and a female were leaving the house in the 900 block of East 178th Street when they were approached by two masked men, one with a handgun and the other with a crowbar.
As the victims were getting into their vehicle, one of the men hit the homeowner in the head with the handgun and tried to pull him out.
The homeowner, who has as concealed carry permit, managed to get a gun from inside the vehicle and fired multiple times, hitting the suspect in the torso.
The suspect fired a shot but missed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office identified the suspect Monday afternoon as Waymone Williams, 23.
During the altercation, the second suspect stole the female's purse and left the scene. He is still at large.
The homeowner was taken to St. Vincent Charity Hospital to be treated for a laceration to the head. He was released.
The female was not hurt.
The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is investigating and the case will be presented to the prosecutor's office for review.
Anyone with information should call the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit at (216) 623-5464.