CLEVELAND (WJW) — A 61-year-old woman who Cleveland police said shot in the chest and killed Wednesday during an argument and a fight over a possible eviction at the Shaker Hall apartment complex has been identified.
Police responded to the shooting at the building at 12700 Shaker Blvd. Jemetta Cooper, 61, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled her death a homicide.
A preliminary investigation found a verbal and physical altercation over a 66-year-old suspect’s possible eviction happened at the property manager’s office. Cooper and a 57-year-old man attempted to intervene.
The suspect’s 24-year-old granddaughter began punching Cooper. Cooper then swung a knife, cutting the 66-year-old suspect and her daughter, a 47-year-old woman.
The granddaughter then started shooting toward the victims and took additional shots at the man while leaving the building.
Cooper was fatally injured in the shooting, but the 57-year-old man was not injured.
The shooting remains under investigation.