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Medical Examiner identifies man killed near RTA Rapid Station

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Lorain Avenue, Cleveland Lorain Avenue, Cleveland
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has identified the man fatally shot on the sidewalk leading to the West Park RTA Rapid in Cleveland.

Matthew R. Huffman, 28, was found with gunshot wounds to the chest in the 14500 block of Lorain Avenue Monday just before 8 p.m.

The Cleveland man was rushed to Fairview Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

The preliminary investigation shows Huffman and another man were approached by three men in a robbery attempt. Huffman tried to flee the scene when he was shot by one of the suspects.

After the Huffman was shot, the suspects took possessions from him and fled the scene on foot.

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information to contact the Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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