Victim identified in fatal Madison Avenue shooting

CLEVELAND -- Police are investigating a deadly overnight shooting on Cleveland's west side at the 8200 block of Madison Avenue.

Witnesses report that two males were involved in a verbal argument.

Police say 34-year-old Lawelden McDowell was shot in the chest and died while on his way to Metro Health Hospital.

A suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Luis Nitsche.

Police also are investigating a possible link to another murder in the West 25th street area.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Nitsche is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be provided through Crimestoppers.


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