21-Year-Old Found Tied-Up, Shot in Tremont Apartment (Updated)




Update: Police have identified the victim as Brandon Cartellone.


Sad and strange news coming out of one of Cleveland's trendiest blocks. Early this morning a 21-year-old white guy was found shot to death in a Tremont apartment. According to police, along with evidence of the homicide, authorities also found a hydroponic marijuana growing system at the scene. The address — 2173 Professor Avenue — is right in Tremont's sweet spot, at the intersection of Professor and Fairfield, just a football toss away from hip eats like Lolita and Dante.

Details are currently coming out at a slow creep. Cleveland police shot out a press release this morning with the bare facts. According to the cops, at some point around 1:00 Wednesday morning a friend of the victim — other media outlets are reporting it was a girlfriend — stopped by the apartment, found the door unlocked, and discovered the body upon entry.

Police and EMS responded to the scene. The victim was already dead. He'd been shot in the abdomen, and his feet and hands were bound. Cash was found in the apartment, as well as the grow set-up.

There are no suspects at this time. Right now the victim hasn't been identified. Check back later for more information. If you have information and details, you can ring up the police at 216-252-7463. Anyone with more knowledge of the crime/victim, feel free to send us an email at kswenson@clevescene.com


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