Man killed trying to help victim in fight

Man killed trying to help victim in fight

Cleveland Police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man.  He died after a fight escalated Thursday night around 9:11 p.m. at W. 78th and Elton.

Police say a male was involved in an argument with approximately five black males in two vehicles, a gray auto and a black sedan when the argument escalated to a physical altercation.

The victim, identified as Demitrius Levert of Cleveland, observed the physical altercation and attempted to assist the male as he fought with the individuals from the two vehicles. During the physical altercation Levert was shot in the head by one of the males from the two vehicles.

After shooting Levert, the suspects fled the scene. A handgun was recovered at the scene.

Levert was conveyed by EMS to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died.

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information in connection with this incident 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).

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