Man fatally shot with own gun after shooting another man during fight at Cleveland gas station

One dead in shooting on Cleveland's east side
One dead in shooting on Cleveland's east side(19 News)
Updated: Mar. 9, 2020 at 6:52 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A homicide investigation is underway after a 22-year-old man was fatally shot with his own gun after shooting a 27-year-old man when a fight broke out between them at a gas station, according to the Cleveland Division of Police.

Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said officers were sent to the 13900 block of Kinsman Road for a man shot around 10 a.m. on Monday.

When officers arrived, they found 22-year-old Abraham Penn lying in the street and 27-year-old Anthony Pruitt with a gunshot wound in his leg in the gas station parking lot, according to the report.

According to Sgt. Ciaccia, EMS pronounced Penn dead at the scene and took Pruitt to University Hospitals, where he remains confined.

Officers on scene learned Pruitt was loitering outside the gas station while Penn was shopping inside the gas station, according to Sgt. Ciaccia.

Sgt. Ciaccia said Penn left the gas station and became involved in an altercation with Pruitt, which resulted in a fist fight.

Penn pulled out a gun, shot Pruitt in the leg, then dropped the gun to the ground, according to Sgt. Ciaccia.

Pruitt then picked up the gun and shot Penn multiple times, according to Sgt. Ciaccia.

Sgt. Ciaccia said members of the Homicide Unit and Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office came to the scene to investigate.

Return to 19 News as the investigation continues.

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