A Cleveland man is dead after he was shot by a friend of his former girlfriend during a violent home invasion and assault.
Police say the suspect, who was later identified as Cedric Grier, 28, showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment Wednesday night and repeatedly pounded on her door. But when his knocks went unanswered, Grier kicked in the door.
Once inside, Grier flew into a violent rage and began destroying items inside the apartment before turning his attentions toward the ex-girlfriend, whom he strangled until she became unconscious. Grier then ran towards another man who was in the apartment, but that man – who was armed with a gun – shot Grier in the chest.
When authorities arrived a short time later, they found Grier outside of the apartment, lying at the top of a stairway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
[ News Net 5 ]