Man arrested in deadly shooting on Cleveland’s West Side

Man shot on Cleveland's West Side, police say
Man shot on Cleveland's West Side, police say
Published: Feb. 6, 2023 at 12:56 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland police said a 44-year-old man died from his injuries Friday after being shot on the city’s West Side.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as Antonio Castrero, of Cleveland.

According to police, a 23-year-old man shot Castreto just before noon on Feb. 1 in the 3000 block of West 25th Street.

First responders treated Castrero on scene before taking him to MetroHealth, where he later died from a gunshot wound to the thigh, according to police.

Officers said the 44-year-old and the suspect, identified in court records as Mycah Lamont Smith, were involved in a fight that escalated to Castrero being shot.

Mycah Lamont Smith
Mycah Lamont Smith(Source: Cuyahoga County Jail)

Records show Smith is being charged in Cleveland Municipal Court with aggravated murder.

His bond was set at $1 million, and according to records, he is due back in court on Feb. 13 for arraignment.