Suspect arrested in connection with fatal shooting - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Suspect arrested in connection with fatal shooting

CLEVELAND - A suspect was arrested on Thursday in connection with a fatal shooting that happened near a Cleveland high school the day before, Action News reported.

The shooting happened at approximately 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of East 79th Street and Superior Avenue, less than a block away from Cleveland's East High School. Officials, however, said that students were not involved in the incident.

Jimmy Morris, 26, was transported by Life Flight to MetroHealth Medical Center, but was pronounced dead on arrival. He suffered numerous gunshot wounds to the body.

Detectives said that Morris entered Lionel Beckwith's Chevrolet Blazer, was shot numerous times and fell out of the vehicle onto the street, where he essentially bled to death.

Beckwith, 29, drove away, ditching his vehicle at East 82nd Street and Chester Avenue.

Authorities would not confirm that Beckwith is the suspect that they have in custody.

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