17-year-old Allen Demartae fatally shot in Cleveland's Slavic Village

CLEVELAND - A teenager was fatally shot in Cleveland's Slavic Village Tuesday evening.

Allen Demartae, age 17, of Cleveland was found with a gunshot wound to the chest after police responded to E. 71st Street and Chambers Avenue around 6:30 p.m.

An officer on patrol heard a gunshot and called it in.

Police say they think Demartae was arguing with a man in his late teens to early 20s. The fight became physical, and the man pulled a handgun and shot the teen.

Demartae was taken to MetroHealth but was later declared dead by the Cuyahoga Medical Examiner.

Police are searching for the shooter. Anyone with information can call them at 216-623-5465 or use the anonymous Crime Stoppers tipline by calling 216-752-7463 or texting TIP657 plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

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