CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that a Cuyahoga County grand jury has returned an indictment charging Martin Muniz, 41, for the murder of four people and severely injuring an 8-year-old female on Mack Court.

“Words fall short in describing the barbaric actions committed by this individual. This heartless crime has impacted the community and my thoughts and prayers remain with the family and for the 8-year-old’s recovery.”

Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley

On January 13, 2023, Martin Muniz approached Cleveland Police officers and stated he shot and killed five people at a residence near Mack Court and West 37th Street in Cleveland. The officers then arrested him.

The Cleveland Division of Police responded to the scene where they found five people shot. Three victims, a 16-year-old male, a 34-year-old female, and a 70-year-old male, were pronounced deceased on scene. Two victims, 48 and 8, were transported to a nearby hospital where the 48-year-old male was pronounced deceased. The 8-year-old female is still being treated for her injuries.

Martin Muniz was indicted on the following charges:

  • Four counts of Aggravated Murder
  • Two counts of Attempted Murder
  • Eight counts of Murder
  • Ten counts of Felonious Assault
  • One count of Having Weapons Under Disability

He will be arraigned at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center at a later date.