58-year-old Massillon man shot and killed running into a Cleveland home to escape armed robber

58-year-old Massillon man shot and killed running into a Cleveland home to escape armed robber

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 58-year-old Massillon man was shot and killed running into a Slavic Village home to escape an armed robber.

According to officers, Jeffery Phillips and a 69-year-old man were inside a car in the 6800 block of Fullerton Avenue around 4 p.m. Sunday, when an unknown man tried to rob them and then shot inside the car.

Phillips ran inside a nearby home for help, but was shot by the homeowner, who told police he thought Phillips was a threat.

When officers arrived, Phillips was found shot multiple times on an upstairs landing of the home.

He was pronounced dead at MetroHealth Hospital.

Police said the 37-year-old homeowner has not been charged at this time.

The second victim, a 69-year-old man, was found in a nearby field, suffering from graze wounds.

He was treated and released from MetroHealth Hospital.

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