Patrick Horton Death – Downtown Cleveland shooting victim identified

By | December 14, 2021

Patrick Horton Death : 39-year-old Patrick Horton has been identified by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner as the victim killed in an officer-involved shooting in downtown Cleveland Monday.

Horton, of Cleveland, succumbed to injuries sustained in the shooting which happened at approximately 3:15 p.m. Sunday on East 12th Street and Superior Avenue. Investigators disclosed that two off-duty police officers and several citizens first spotted Horton walking on Superior and East 31st Street, brandishing a gun at driveby vehicles and firing multiple shots in the air.

The off-duty officers followed the man, who continued walking west on Superior until two on-duty officers arrived, Horton was shot when he refused to obey a police order to drop his weapons. The shooting happened several blocks away from FirstEnergy Stadium.

No other injuries were recorded in the incident.