Murder warrant issued for man connected to death of Cleveland nightclub security guard

Murder warrant issued for man connected to death of Cleveland nightclub security guard
Police are searching for the person who shot and killed Jayme Smith. A murder warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Earl Franklin Jr. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A murder warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Earl Franklin Jr. Police have not provided a photo of the suspect.

Franklin is wanted in connection to the shooting death of 29-year-old Jayme Smith.

Police are searching for the person who shot and killed Jayme Smith. A murder warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Earl Franklin Jr.
Police are searching for the person who shot and killed Jayme Smith. A murder warrant has been issued for 24-year-old Earl Franklin Jr. (Source: WOIO)

Smith was shot early Monday morning near E. 59th Street and Mound Ave.

A loved-one called 911 stating Smith was lying on a sidewalk and had been shot in the chest.

The newspaper said Smith provided police with a detailed description of the shooter.

Investigators are now looking into whether Smith’s murder was an act of revenge.

Anyone with information on Smith’s murder of the whereabouts of Franklin should call the Ceveland Police Department.

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