CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Division of Police arrested the suspect who is believed to be responsible for the shooting death of a 27-year-old man in a drive-by shooting incident.
Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim in the drive-by shooting incident as 27-year-old Michael L. McClendon.
The incident took place on W. 43rd Street near Clark Avenue, according to the reports. The victim was standing outside the home when the suspect fired multiple shots towards the home and struck the victim.
The shooting victim was transported by the medic personnel to the MetroHealth Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
Investigators found a white Dodge Neon near the area where the shooting took place. The vehicle was unoccupied and was towed as part of the investigation.
Investigators later identified the suspect in the drive-by shooting as Aaron Moller. He was driving a black sports utility vehicle when he was spotted by the law enforcement officers who tried to stop the vehicle. When the suspect saw the officers, he did not stop; instead, he fled from the law enforcement officers and led them in a high speed chase, according to the reports.
The high speed chase ended after the suspect crashed into a wooden fence on W. 30th Street. He jumped from the vehicle and tried to elude the officer. He fled from the scene on foot and was later arrested by the officers near W. 30th Street and Trowbridge Avenue.
Other news media outlet reported that when the suspect was arrested, he was with a male passenger who also ran when the police officers were trying to arrest Moller. He was not identified and it is still unclear if he is going to be charged.
Moller is being held in the Cleveland Police Department’s Central Prison Unit. Charges are yet to be filed against him.