Parma man dies after being stabbed near Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood, police say

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Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 9:00 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 38-year-old Parma man died after being stabbed in the chest on Thursday, according to a Cleveland Police Department.

Police say officers arrived at MLK Jr. Drive for a man stabbed around 5:20 p.m.

EMS took 38-year-old Leon Palmer to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center where he would die due to his injury, police say.

Police say the suspect was taken into custody at Spafford Road without incident.

The homicide unit investigated the scene and determined Palmer and the suspect both reside at a sober house on Spafford Road.

Police say the suspect had been involved in a verbal argument with other residents at the house.

Palmer was with other residents of the house at MLK Jr. Drive when the suspect approached him and stabbed him in the chest, police say.

The suspect returned home to the Spafford Road location, police say.

This matter remains under investigation.