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Man shot to death at party center on Cleveland's east side; 'road rage' may have been factor

Police are currently searching for an unknown male suspect.
Credit: Craig Roberson, 3News
This file photo shows a Cleveland Police Department patrol car.

CLEVELAND — A 28-year-old man is dead following an incident on Cleveland's east side early Saturday morning.

Police found the victim, identified as Tavarus Ellis, lying in the Kinsman Party Center parking lot around 3:30 a.m. He was shot in the face, and died at the scene from his injuries.

Witnesses told officers Ellis may have driven his car into the suspect's vehicle, and after an argument the suspect fired multiple gunshots and struck Ellis. An unknown man was later seen fleeing the area.

No arrests have been made at this time, and detectives are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to immediately call the Cleveland Division of Police at (216) 623-5464, and anonymous tips can also be given to Crimestoppers at (216) 252-7463.

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