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Jayden Baez, a 16-year-old boy
Angelic Gonzalez, a 34-year-old woman, and Baez’ mother
Miguel Gonzalez, a 69-year-old man, and Angelic’s father
Two other people were critically injured by gunshots, including an 8-year-old girl and her 48-year-old father, both of whom were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, police said Saturday.
The FOX 8 I-Team has learned that a 41-year-old Cleveland man is now being held in the Cuyahoga County jail and under investigation for the Friday shooting. Charges have not been filed yet, but are expected soon.
Police later Saturday said that suspect is the son of 69-year-old Miguel Gonzalez and brother to 34-year-old Angelic Gonzalez, both killed. The 16-year-old Baez is the son of Angelic Gonzalez.
Police responded to the Mack Court home at about 8 p.m. Friday for a report that multiple people were shot.
“Preliminary information indicates that Second District zone car officers were flagged down by the male suspect who indicated that the five victims had been shot and where they were located. The suspect was detained at the scene,” reads a Saturday news release.
More officers were dispatched to the scene, where they found the five victims, and rendered aid until EMS arrived. The 8-year-old girl and her father were taken to a hospital but Baez and Miguel and Angelic Gonzalez were pronounced dead at the scene.
Police did not offer any further information Saturday afternoon.
Cleveland homicide detectives are continuing to investigate.
Cleveland Police Chief Dornat “Wayne” Drummond said the officers’ “hearts go out to the family.”
Officials said counseling was immediately offered to first responders who handled the tragic call.
Mayor Justin Bibb’s office released a statement early Saturday:
This has been a painful week as we face the devastation caused by another horrific act of gun violence in our city.
Tonight’s incident is particularly terrible as it took place at home, a place where a family should feel safe and secure.
My prayers are with the victims and their family, friends and neighbors as they navigate a tragic situation. I am also grateful to the responding officers for rendering aid, securing the neighborhood, and quickly apprehending the suspect.
We will provide updates as the situation unfolds.Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb
City council President Blaine Griffin and councilperson Jasmin Santana also issued a statement Saturday:
A death in the city is always a loss. This family tragedy is heartbreaking.
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victims. We thank the fast action of our law enforcement officers and the community in apprehending the suspect allegedly responsible for this horrible crime. The Cleveland Division of Police will continue to update the community with more information as it becomes available.Cleveland City Council President Blaine Griffin and Ward 14 councilperson Jasmin Santana