Bodega workers call for more safety measures in response to Mount Hope fatal shooting

This comes after police released stunning surveillance video showing Cleveland Smith, 35 running down Eastburn Avenue in Mount Hope when a man chasing him suddenly pulled out a gun and fired it.

News 12 Staff

and Samantha Chaney

Oct 4, 2023, 4:51 PM

Updated 195 days ago

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The United Bodegas of America is calling on lawmakers to protect those looking to escape violence by using the stores as a haven.
This comes after police released stunning surveillance video showing Cleveland Smith, 35 running down Eastburn Avenue in Mount Hope when a man chasing him suddenly pulled out a gun and fired it.
The victim and shooter then entered the Felomar Bodega, which is where police say they found Smith suffering from a gunshot wound in the stomach.
Police say Smith was taken to a hospital and died.
Authorities say the men responsible for that shooting got away on a scooter. They are still looking for them.


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