Cleveland police: Neighbor shoots landscaper in the stomach

CLEVELAND-- A man shot a landscaper on the city's east side Tuesday afternoon, the Cleveland Division of Police said.

It happened on Muskoka Avenue near East 193rd Street.

The 36-year-old victim got into an argument with the 27-year-old man who lives next door. That's when the neighbor came outside with a bat, police said.

There was a fight and the neighbor shot the landscaper in the stomach, according to police.

"The guy from down the street was fighting with him and he had a baseball bat and I guess the guy down the street, the landscaper was trying to get the baseball bat away from the guy down the street; then the next thing I knew there was a gunshot, and the guy was standing over him with a gun," said a neighbor who did not want to be identified.

The suspect was arrested at the scene.  "He didn't run, or nothing. He went back to the house, got a cloth, brought it out. He didn't take off or anything. When the police came, he was like, I guess explaining himself. They just took him away in handcuffs; he put up no fight, no anything."

The condition of the victim is not known at this time.

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