Police: Man Fatally Strangled During Fight


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CLEVELAND — An argument between two men turned deadly early Tuesday morning on the city’s east side, Fox 8 News reports.

It happened in the 14600 block of Lakeshore Boulevard just before 3 a.m.

Cleveland police say they were called there for a report of a man screaming. Once there, officers found three people in an apartment: a man, woman and an unresponsive 41-year-old man.

Cleveland EMS took the unresponsive man to Euclid Hospital, where he later died.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office later identified him as Melvin Jackson.

Investigators believe a verbal fight turned physical between the two men and resulted in Jackson being fatally strangled.

A 57-year-old man has been arrested.

An official cause of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Further details were not immediately released.

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