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Mayfield Heights Police investigating fatal shooting of 29-year-old man

The man was found dead at the The Drake Apartments.
Credit: Mayfield Heights Police

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Mayfield Heights Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man. 

On April 1, officials were dispatched to the The Drake Apartments, located in the 6500 block of Marsol Road, for reports of an unwanted guest. Before officers could arrive, dispatched received several calls reporting gunshots being fired at the same apartment complex. 

At the scene, police discovered the body of 29-year-old Christian Merritt of Maple Heights. 

Police have arrested 21-year-old Davon Townsend of Cleveland, in connection with the fatal shooting. He has been charged with murder. 

Officials have not released a motive for shooting. The incident remains under investigation. The Mayfield Heights Police Department is  being assisted by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

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