Murder charges filed against retired police officer in fatal landlord-tenant shooting

CLEVELAND - A retired Cleveland police officer has been charged with aggravated murder in connection with a shooting during a landlord-tenant dispute.

Cleveland police said 60-year-old Dale Edwards was taken into custody following the shooting Wednesday on East 151st Street between Bartlett Avenue and Kinsman Road.

The victim, who has been identified as 25-year-old Antoine Graves of Cleveland, was arguing with his landlord over rent money – and during that argument the landlord pulled out a handgun and shot the man in the chest, police said. The victim was not armed, according to police.

Graves was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he died a short time later.

The Cleveland Police Department said Edwards is a retired Cleveland police sergeant, and called police dispatch to alert them of the shooting.

Edwards is expected to appear in court Friday morning.

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