February 27, 2016
CLEVELAND , OH – A Cleveland man with a concealed carry permit was shot in an exchange of gunfire with a robber on the city’s East Side .
The event occurred at approximately 3 :30 a .m . Monday on Bessemer Avenue near East 93rd Street in the Kinsman neighborhood .
The 23-year-old victim explained to authorities that he was simply walking from his residence to a neighborhood gas station when someone from behind said , “give me everything ,”.
The victim exchanged gunfire with the robber , the report says . He told police he didn’t see who shot him . The victim then contacted his sister to pick him up and to drop off his handgun at home before driving to MetroHealth , the report says.
Officers called to the scene found .40 caliber and .22 caliber shell casings and broken glass in the street which confirmed his report . The victim first told investigators that he didn’t open fire . He eventually admitted to shooting his gun , according to the report .
The victim has been released from the hospital.