I-TEAM: Woman shot and killed while driving on I-77, police say suspect in custody


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NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) – The FOX 8 I-TEAM has learned police have a suspect in custody, who they believe shot and killed a woman he was in a car with early Saturday morning.

Newburgh Heights Police Chief John Majoy says the shooting happened around 1:05 a.m. on I-77 near Fleet. Majoy says his officers assisted Cleveland police.

Police say the 33-year-old victim was driving when she was shot. The victim’s children, a 12-year-old and an 8-month-old, were also reportedly in the vehicle at the time and not injured. The suspect fled but officers were able to apprehend him.

The woman was taken to the hospital where she later died from her injuries, Majoy said.

Police do not know the motive of the shooting and are continuing to investigate. 

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