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Man stabbed, shot in violent East Cleveland home invasion

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EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

An East Cleveland man shot and stabbed in a violent home invasion.

It happened around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of Hampton Road.

19 Action News has learned that several suspects burst into the home. The homeowner, identified as Jason Smith, caused several diversionary tactics to allow his family to flee.

Smith was stabbed and shot by the suspects. He was rushed to University Hospital, but was later life flighted to Metro.

Smith underwent surgery Wednesday morning, and is still listed in critical condition.

The suspects are on the loose. East Cleveland Police would like to ask anyone with information to please contact the Detective Bureau at 216-451-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 216-252-7463.

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