Charged: Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Parking Lot Attendant Charged With Murder

Mathew Warmus
Mathew Warmus

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The man accused of gunning down a parking lot attendant in downtown Cleveland has been charged.

Matthew Warmus is facing aggravated murder charges.

According to Cleveland Police, 27-year-old parking lot attendant David Williams and 25-year-old Warmus got into verbal altercation over a parking spot and money on East 9th and Carnegie, just one block from Quicken Loans Arena around 7 p.m. Friday evening.

Next, a verbal fight turned physical and Warmus went to the trunk of his car and pulled out a handgun. Warmus reportedly fired three shots at Williams striking him all three times, once in the head and twice in the abdomen says the Cuyahoga County Coroner.

After the shooting, Warmus put the gun back into his trunk. Cleveland Police arrived on scene and arrested the suspect. A handgun was also found on Williams.

Because the deadly shooting happened in the parking lot, police have plenty of witnesses. Thousands of people were streaming into downtown for the Cleveland Cavaliers game when the shooting occurred. 19 Action News has learned a key witness is a retired FBI Agent.

Cleveland Police Sgt. Sam Morris tells 19 Action News that the area is still safe and that there are plenty of police patrols in downtown.

Warmus is due in court Tuesday morning.

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