‘It felt like an earthquake:’ SUV hits Maple Heights home after driver shot, killed

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MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) — Police are asking for help to identify the suspect who they say shot and killed a man who was driving in Maple Heights.

On Monday around 8:30 p.m., officers went to the 5500 block of Clement Street, for a call about shots fired and a SUV that hit a residence, according to a release from the Maple Heights Police Department.

When officers got there, they say they found a black Ford SUV that struck the porch of a residence.

The 22-year-old driver of the SUV was transported to Marymount Hospital where he died from a single bullet wound in his back, according to the release. Two male passengers were not injured.

Police say the victim’s SUV was followed by the suspect in his vehicle, who then shot the victim.

The owner of the home, that sits across the street from Maple Heights High School, said she had just hosted a birthday party earlier but was inside when the car struck the house.

“It felt like an earthquake and shook the house,” she said when explaining what happened.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a silver SUV or truck with a sunroof.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Maple Heights Detective Bureau at (216) 587-9624 or email Detectives@mhpd-ohio.com.

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463 or text TIP657 to CRIMES (274637).

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