Argument outside Cleveland nightclub resulted in shooting death of woman on city's east side
Dena Greer, newsnet5.com
8:26 AM, Aug 17, 2013
9:08 AM, Aug 17, 2013
CLEVELAND - The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office released the name of woman found shot to death overnight near a store on the city's east side.
At around 2:05 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of a woman shot near a convenient store located in the 2900 block of E. 116th Street, according to police.
When crews arrived, the 41-year-old victim, Crystal Pinkins, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, police said. Pinkins died at the scene.
Police said the preliminary investigation reveals that the victim was sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle with two women outside of the VIP Lounge nightclub on E. 93rd Street and Mt. Auburn Avenue, when she became involved in a verbal argument with two males.
During the argument one of the males went to a vehicle, returned with a handgun and shot Pinkins.
The driver of the vehicle, with the victim inside, then drove off and called police for help.
Police said the shooting victim was located a short time later at E. 116th Street and Forest Avenue, near a convenient store.
Officers said witnesses complied with suspect and vehicle descriptions, which were broadcasted over police scanners.
The wanted suspects were later observed in a vehicle, fitting the broadcasted description, by an off duty Cleveland police officer in the area of E. 89th Street and Buckeye Road.
The information was relayed to on-duty officers. Police was able to track the suspected vehicle to the area of W. 5th Street and Marquardt Avenue, where the two male suspects were taken into custody.