Homicide: Shooting victim robbed after being fatally shot
May 24, 2011 at 2:18 AM EST - Updated June 24 at 3:58 AM
The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a black man. Police say it happened Monday at approximately 5:58 p.m.
Cops responded to 10119 Madison Avenue for a shooting. When they arrived they found Leonte V. Stevenson of East Cleveland, 26, with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Witnesses told police Stevenson was in the hallway of the Madison Avenue address when two men attempted to rob him. During the robbery attempt one of the suspects, a black male, shot Stevenson in the leg. After being shot he ran out of the building and collapsed on the ground.
After collapsing, Stevenson was robbed. He was taken by EMS to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died.
Anyone with information c/w this incident is asked to contact the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit at 216.623.5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).
The official cause of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office.