Man found shot on W. 117, dies at hospital - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Former Kansas State football player dies in Cleveland shooting

Police are investigating after a 26-year-old male dies from a gunshot wound to the chest. (Source: WOIO) Police are investigating after a 26-year-old male dies from a gunshot wound to the chest. (Source: WOIO)
Family and friends gathered for a vigil in remembrance of Garrett. (Source: WOIO) Family and friends gathered for a vigil in remembrance of Garrett. (Source: WOIO)

The Cleveland Division of Police Homicide Unit is looking for answers after a 26-year-old male was found in the street, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Officers say they located the male in the 3600 block of W. 117th Street around 3:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

Preliminary investigation reveals that officers responded to a large fight with a male shot. Upon arrival, they located the victim with a gunshot wound to the left chest area.

The victim was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died around 4 a.m. According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner, the victim was David Garrett, former defensive back for Kansas State University. Garrett graduated from T.W. Harvey High School in Painesville.

Witnesses on scene reported that a fight began inside the bar, continued outside, and that someone fired into the crowd, striking the victim. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, along with the Cleveland Police Homicide Unit, responded for investigation.

There have been no arrests in this case, which remains under investigation.

A vigil was held for Garret Monday evening. According to Garret's grandmother, he worked at the Juvenile Detention Center and was well-liked there.

Garret leaves behind a fiancee and a 4-year-old daughter. 

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