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CLEVELAND HEIGHTS (WJW) – Cleveland Heights police are investigating a shooting after a woman called 911 to say she shot her boyfriend.

A 37-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, the City of Cleveland Heights later confirmed to FOX 8.

The call was made around 2:48 a.m. on Thursday.

“I had to shoot my boyfriend,” the woman told the dispatcher. “He’s asleep, right now.“

The shooting happened in a house on Altamont Road in Cleveland Heights

“Please come,” the woman said on the call. “Get an ambulance, please.”

The dispatcher asked her what happened. She responded by saying, “We were getting in an altercation, and I had to shoot him.”

The woman was taken to a local hospital with unspecified injuries, according to the city.

An 11-year-old child was in the home at the time but was not injured.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the man and woman lived in the home with their 11-year-old child, according to the city.

It was later confirmed by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner that Brandon Rice, 37, of Cleveland Heights, was found dead Thursday at a home on Altamont Road.

This shooting was reported as a suspected homicide by the Cleveland Heights police, according to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office.

Detectives are still actively investigating.