Forrest the 'gentle bear' dies

SOLON, OH (WOIO) - Forrest, the bull mastiff who captured hearts across Northeast Ohio has died.

A Facebook post says, "Forrest's long glorious run has come to an end. We wanted to share our heart-breaking news with memories of our gentle bear."

In 2012, Forrest was found chained to a tree and shot in Cleveland Height's Forest Hill Park. Forrest survived and was later adopted by a Solon family who raised him on a 10-acre farm.

Raymone Clements was arrested shortly after the dog's shooting. In 2013, a jury found Clements guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. He was sentenced to 23-years in prison.

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