Former judge accused of killing ex-wife in Shaker Heights

Shaker Heights officer injured responding to incident

Former judge accused of killing ex-wife in Shaker Heights
This is in the area of Normandy Road in Shaker Heights. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Sources tell Cleveland 19 former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge Lance Mason is accused of killing his ex-wife.

Former judge accused of killing ex-wife in Shaker Heights

Shaker Heights Police confirm officers responded to a 911 call from a residence on Chagrin Boulevard around 9:30 a.m. where they found Aisha Fraser dead.

Authorities say the incident happened in front of their kids in the car.

As a result of police’s initial investigation, Lance Mason was reportedly taken into custody.

Shaker Heights Schools say Fraser was a sixth grade teacher at Woodbury with two daughters, one in third grade and the other in fifth grade.

Police say a Shaker Heights officer is recovering in the hospital after being injured when the investigator responded to the domestic disturbance call.

The officer was reportedly injured when Mason’s car crashed into the police cruiser upon in the 17000 block of Chagrin Boulevard near Normandy Road.

Police give update on Shaker Heights incident

Commander John Cole with the Shaker Heights Police Department says a domestic disturbance suspect and an officer were transported to a hospital after the investigator responded to a call this morning.

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Saturday, November 17, 2018

The officer and the suspect are being treated for injuries.

Officer injured responding to a domestic disturbance in Shaker Heights

Three years ago, Mason pleaded guilty to attempted assault and domestic violence in connection with the attack on his estranged wife in 2014.

Investigators say he punched his wife in the face several times, he also bit her and choked her in the 2014 incident.

Lance Mason in court in 2015
Lance Mason in court in 2015 (Source: WOIO)

After Mason pleaded guilty to this incident in 2014, the City of Cleveland rehired him in 2017 as the Minority Business Development Administrator.

Mayor Frank Jackson fired Mason hours after he was arrested for reportedly killing Fraser and injuring a police officer when he drove a car into a cruiser upon fleeing the scene on Saturday.

This is a developing story, we will update this story as more information becomes available.