MAPLE HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office confirms that 27-year-old Orlando "OJ" Stevens died after being transported from the R Bar & Lounge in Maple Heights early Saturday morning around 1 a.m.
Stevens was later pronounced dead at South Pointe Hospital.
and Special Agents from the
have been on scene at the bar, which is located at 5120 Warrensville Center Road all morning. The parking lot and the building have both been roped off as detectives search for answers.
Witnesses say that prior to the shooting an argument took place inside the bar between Stevens and another man. They add that that unidentified man left after the verbal altercation. A short time later Stevens was apparently shot outside the bar near a red vehicle believed to have belonged to him.
Stevens attended the Flawless Barber Academy where he had been a student since February 2014. He was already starting to make a name for himself as a talented up and coming barber. His clients and friends have taken to social media to express their disbelief and condolences.
Maple Heights Police have issued a picture of a person of interest. He is not listed as a suspect at this time.
If you have any information about the deadly shooting please contact Police at 216-664-1234, or call Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.
Check back for details as they become available. Reporter Laura DeMaria will have more information on this shooting tonight at 10 and 11 p.m.