Clevelander beaten to death while walking to the store

A Clevelander was beaten to death while walking to the store with a friend Saturday.

According to Cleveland Police, Eric Staton, 41, was walking to the store with a friend in the area of Miles Avenue and E. 120th Street just before 2 a.m. when he was brutally beaten to death.

The friend entered the store and realized Staton wasn't behind him. He looked outside and Staton being attacked and ran to his side. The two male suspects ran off in an unknown direction.

Cleveland Police and EMS arrived on scene and transported Staton to Marymount Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Anyone with information in connection with this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

The official cause of death will be determined by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.

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