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Cleveland police arrest person of interest in fatal east side shooting

The body of 47-year-old Latrice Burke was found fatally shot outside of a house on East 79th Street on Monday.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating a fatal shooting that took place in the early morning hours of Monday on the city's east side. 

Officers were called for a report of shots fired and a person down on the ground at about 3:30 a.m. in the 2200 block of East 79th Street. When police arrived, they found EMS tending to a female who had been shot in the chest.

The woman was pronounced deceased. She has been identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office as 47-year-old Latrice Burke.

The homicide unit of the Cleveland Division of Police was called to investigate. 

Police say preliminary information suggests Burke approached a car on the passenger side and was shot. A person of interest has been identified and arrested. The name of the person of interest has not yet been released, but police say he is a 53-year-old male.

The incident remains under investigation. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 3News for more details as they become available. 

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