More information in busted Cleveland cockfighting ring involving 43 roosters, 40 men

CLEVELAND - Eight roosters are dead and an arrest has been made in connection to a cockfighting ring that was busted by Cleveland police Saturday.

Authorities were called out to the 2100 block of West 30th St. around 4:20 p.m. Saturday for reports of cockfighting.

When police arrived, they heard roosters screaming and men cheering. Authorities said several of the 40 men tried fleeing the house once they heard police were at the scene.

An investigation found the cockfighting was happening in the attic. Once up there, police found the cockfighting ring in the middle of the attic, several caged roosters and one dead in a trash can.

While waiting for border patrol and other officers, authorities heard more roosters screaming from another area of the home where 30 additional roosters were found locked in cages.

Dozens of the roosters found at the property survived and are at city kennels. Three were dead at the scene and another eight had to be euthanized due to injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

It is the policy of NewsChannel5 not to name suspects until they have been charged.

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