Cleveland police: Man arrested after carjacking several people, fatally shooting man

A Cleveland police vehicle sits outside an apartment complex on East 156th Street, where a 20-year-old man was fatally shot. (Photo Credit: Kevin Freeman)

CLEVELAND — A male suspect is in custody after Cleveland police say he fatally shot a 20-year-old man, before going on a violent carjacking spree, injuring at least one other person.

It started in the 100 block of East 156th Street just before 10 a.m.

That’s where officers found a 20-year-old man with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the suspect fled and attempted to carjack a woman, but she got away. He fired shots at her as she drove off, officials said.

The suspect then carjacked another male at a nearby location.  He drove the stolen vehicle to the East 55th Street Marina, where he carjacked another victim.

Police say the suspect then carjacked and injured yet another victim near the Cleveland Metroparks before being arrested by Lakewood police.

The Cleveland Metroparks released the following statement hours after the crime spree:

“Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Department is one of three law enforcement agencies conducting an investigation related to a crime-spree that occurred Saturday morning involving one suspect, who was taken into custody by Lakewood Police. As this investigation remains open, Scenic Park is closed to the public until further notice. As always, the safety of our guests is a priority. Report any suspicious activity to a ranger or call the non-emergency number at 440-331-5530, or the emergency number at 440-333-4911.”

Further details, including suspect information of the victim’s identity, were not immediately released.

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