Man threatens woman with fork, then shoots her

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police say a man threatened his niece with a fork, and then ended up shooting her Tuesday night.

Officers say it all started over an argument about the suspect not visiting his mother.

Police were called to a home in the 12000 block of Hamlen Avenue at about 8 p.m. to reports of a shooting. When they arrived, paramedics were outside the home treating the female victim.

When they learned the suspect was still inside the home, officers set up a perimeter and used a loudspeaker to order him outside.

When he came out of the home, he had large gash on his shoulder. He was arrested.

The female was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the right upper arm. The suspect was also taken to the hospital with a stab wound to the shoulder.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect is the shooting victim’s uncle and that the two were involved in an argument over the man not visiting his mother, said police.

The argument became physical, said police, and the man threatened his niece with a fork and then with a gun. The victim then reportedly stabbed him in the shoulder with a small knife and struggled with him over the handgun.

She was then shot in the arm

The incident is still under investigation.