40-year-old Cleveland man killed while leaving for work
September 2, 2011 at 10:43 AM EST - Updated June 25 at 8:34 AM
An early morning murder on Cleveland's east side Friday.
40-year-old Bennie Deloach was fatally shot in the 1700 block of East 87th Street shortly after 5AM.
The preliminary investigation revealed that Deloach was leaving for work when his wife heard shots fired, looked outside and noticed her husband's car was still in the driveway. Afraid to go outside, victim's wife called 911.
Cops arrived to find Deloach with gunshot wounds. EMS was notified, responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.
This investigation is being handled by the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit.
The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information about this incident to contact the 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).
Police say Deloach was shot in the head, but the official cause of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.