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4 charged in connection with fatal shooting of popular northeastern Ohio restaurant owner
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, July 3, 2014 6:50 PM EDT
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio
Four men have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a popular northeastern Ohio restaurant owner.
Preliminary charges of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery were filed Thursday in Cleveland Heights Municipal Court.
Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson tells the Northeast Ohio Media Group the shooting is being investigated as gang-related.
Police said Wednesday five suspects were in custody. The status of the fifth suspect was unclear Thursday. There was no information on attorneys for the four suspects.
During a news conference Wednesday night, Robertson called the suspects "cowards" who "preyed upon an innocent business owner."