Cleveland police say a home invasion by three armed males led to Monday's deadly shooting.
The shooting happened just after midnight Monday morning at the 2300 block of Blackburn Road at Springbrook Apartments, according to a news release from the Cleveland Police Department.
Police responding to the call found 18-year-old Adam Johnson dead on the scene. A second juvenile male, who fled the scene, was also shot during the altercation and was transported by a private vehicle to Tennova.
Witness statements assisted investigators in determining that a home invasion had occurred in the apartment.
During the invasion, three individuals, identified as Johnson, the male juvenile and an unidentified male, armed with handguns, forced entry into the apartment. At some point, an occupant in the apartment shot Johnson and the male juvenile. The third suspect, fled the scene and is still being sought by police.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Cody Hinson at the Cleveland Police Department 423-790-7994. Confidential tips can submitted to the Cleveland TN Police Department Facebook messenger inbox.
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