CLEVELAND -- A man was shot and killed while fighting off would-be robbers outside of an east side food mart early Friday morning, witnesses say.
The victim, who store employees describe as a regular customer, was leaving the Urban Food Mart at East 79th Street and Cedar Avenue overnight when he was approached by two suspects who tried to rob him. The victim fought back and was shot in the scuffle.
Both suspects fled the scene on foot after allegedly parking their car right next to the victim's car outside the store.
Cleveland homicide detectives were called to the scene to investigate. Police say they have one suspect in custody and are searching for a second one.
This is the 71st homicide of the year in Cleveland, officials said.