An aggravated robbery at a food mart on Cleveland's East Side has led to the death of a 44-year-old man.

The robbery took place at KwickFood Mart near the 3000 block of East 116th Street around 8 p.m. Monday.

At the scene, authorities reported a 44-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

He later died at University Hospitals.

Investigators say the suspect had entered the store and pointed a gun at the victim while demanding money. The suspect fired as the victim tried to slap the gun away.

The suspect fled the scene.