Patrick Horton Death – Cause of Death – Patrick Horton, 39, of Cleveland, was shot and killed by two Cleveland police officers at East 12th Street and Superior Avenue on Sunday afternoon, 13th of December 2021. Authorities responded to 911 calls from two off-duty officers and citizens around 3:30 p.m. to reports of a man who was walking down Superior waving a gun around.
The police said Horton was walking to 12th and Superior, where he was ordered by two on-duty Cleveland officers to drop his weapon. A witness, Andre King said they heard about 12 or 13 shots. Andre ran back in the store and saw the man down on the ground. The Cleveland Police released that the officers at the scene approached the suspect and told him to put the gun down. Reports states that Horton complied with the police but he then picked the gun back up and started shooting at officers. The officers returned fire, striking and killing Horton.
Cleveland19 news reported that this is the second time shots were fired downtown on a Brown’s game day. No Cleveland police officers or civilians were injured. The shooting investigation will be handled by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s office.