Evening vigil slated for Cleveland's latest murder victim | News
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - An evening vigil has been slated for the man murdered on the city's Eastside.
Friends, family and community members will gather at 13008 Brackland Avenue at 7PM.
The body of 38-year-old Lonzelle Booker was found Monday morning behind a building on Brackland Avenue.
Residents called police Sunday night after hearing gunshots. When police arrived on scene, they saw a car running with the door open and had it towed, but according to residents, did not walk around and look for a possible victim.
"They flashed their lights a little but they never went in the back," said the victim's mother, Rina Booker. "One young lady was telling them to go check in the back. They never went in the back."
"I don't understand how can the police come to a scene with a car running, door open, hear gunshots and don't bother to look," said the victim's aunt, Denise Booker. "You can look in the backyard not so many feet and you can see him laying down in the cold. I have problems with that."
Residents found Booker's body on Monday morning. Police say they're still investigating what happened.
Booker is the father of five, with one on the way.
The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information to contact the Cleveland Division of Police 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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