Violent 24 hours in Cleveland; three killed and four others shot - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Violent 24 hours in Cleveland; three killed and four others shot

Owner of Priceless Consignment Boutique Store at 14100 St. Clair killed during robbery. (Source: Cleveland police) Owner of Priceless Consignment Boutique Store at 14100 St. Clair killed during robbery. (Source: Cleveland police)
Sharda Elmore, 32, shot and killed over dice game on Lamontier Avenue. (Source: WOIO) Sharda Elmore, 32, shot and killed over dice game on Lamontier Avenue. (Source: WOIO)
Sharda Elmore; murdered on Lamontier Avenue. (Source: FB) Sharda Elmore; murdered on Lamontier Avenue. (Source: FB)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Police are investigating three separate homicides and four additional shootings.

All of the crimes happened between 4:22 a.m. on Feb. 17 and  4:01 a.m. on Feb. 18.

The first victim was Yohonz Lawrence, 27. Police say Lawrence is the owner of the Priceless Consignment Boutique Store located at 14100 St. Clair. He was shot and killed by three suspects during a robbery. 

At 8:28 p.m. on Feb. 17, a 55-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 700 block of E. 159. He is recovering at UH. His name is not being released.

At 8:47 p.m. on Feb. 17, an unidentified body was found burning in the driveway in the 9000 block of Laisy Avenue. Victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is not being released.

At 9:41 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the face in the 3100 block of W. 32nd Street. He survived and is being treated at MetroHealth Hospital.

At 11:04 p.m., two men, ages 31 and 38, were shot in the 13000 block of Rugby Avenue. Both victims are now being evaluated at UH.

And, at 4:01 a.m. on Feb. 18, Sharda Elmore, 32, died after being shot in the face in the 10000 block of Lamontier Avenue.

Cleveland police say the motive for Elmore's was an argument about a dice game. Shaker Heights police arrested Charles Franklin, 35, for Elmore's murder. According to officers, they pulled over Franklin for a traffic stop a short time after the shooting and he pointed a gun at officers.

If you have any information, please contact Cleveland police.

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