Police: Woman Shot and Killed After Argument

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CLEVELAND– Cleveland police have two men in custody after a fatal shooting on the city’s east side overnight.

Cleveland Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Sammy Morris told FOX 8 News that Crystal Pinkins, 41, of East Cleveland was killed after being shot in the head near the VIP Lounge at East 93rd Street and Mt Auburn Avenue at 2:00 a.m.

Police said Pinkins was apparently a passenger in a car when she got into an argument with two males.

During the confrontation, one male entered another vehicle and returned with a handgun.

According to police, one of the suspects then shot Pinkins, and both suspects fled the area.

After a call to police, Pinkins’ vehicle was found at E. 116th Street and Forrest Avenue.

Minutes later, an off-duty Cleveland police officer saw the vehicle near East 89th Street and Buckeye Road and alerted officers.

The suspects and their vehicle were subsequently located in the area of West 5th Street and Marquardt and arrested.

The names of the suspects have not been released. Formal charges are pending.

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