CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed on Friday evening during a robbery at a Mr. Hero in Cleveland Heights.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's office has confirmed that Sunny Ravi Patel of Highland Heights was the victim in the crime. It happened at the restaurant on South Taylor Road, at around 8 p.m.
Officers responded to 911 calls reporting a robbery and shots fired inside the store. They arrived to find the teen with a gunshot wound to his head. He was taken to University Hospitals, where he later died from his injuries, police said.
According to a news release, Patel was inside the Mr. Hero when the suspect entered the restaurant and shot him in the head, before taking money from the register and running away.
The suspect is described as between 5'10" and 6' tall. He has a thin build. He was wearing a white rag over his face, sunglasses, a black Nike hooded sweatshirt and gray Adidas sweatpants with black and white stripes down the sides.
Close family friends tell Fox 8 that the victim was the nephew of the restaurant's owner.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call the Cleveland Heights Police Department at 216-321-1234 or the tip line at 216-291-5010.
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5000.00 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to please contact Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463 or the Cleveland Heights Police Department at 216-321-1234. Callers may remain anonymous.
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