A Cleveland father was carjacked and killed for his car on Monday night. Neighbors tried to help, but it was too late. He died from his injuries on Wednesday morning. Now Cleveland Homicide Detectives are investigating.
Carlos Rivera, 44, moved from Puerto Rico to Cleveland to be closer to his kids.
Rivera was stopped on Cleveland's west side in his BMW around 11 p.m. at an intersection near the 3100 block of West 46th Street, when two men approached, opening fire and stealing his car.
"He asked for help, said he had been shot," said Jim Goodman.
Jim and Jean Goodman say Rivera managed to walk all the way up their long driveway to knock on their door.
"I did see his bloody shorts. He pulled his shorts up and said, 'I'd been shot,'" said Jean.
EMS transported Rivera to MetroHealth Medical Center after being shot multiple times in the chest and leg.
The Goodmans say crime is running rampant in their corner of the world on Cleveland's west side.
"I'm afraid to even sit on my back swing now at night and drink my tea 7, 8 o'clock, because you never know what's going to happen," said Jean.
Rivera was gunned down just 3 1/2 miles from his home. The suspects didn't even have the vehicle long; they ditched it one-quarter mile from the scene.
The Rivera family is now planning a funeral.
"They took a father, friend, from their family. A damn car is not worth taking this guy's life over," said Jim.
Police say they have some solid leads, but the two suspects are still at large. Anyone with more information is urged to contact the Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464.
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