CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley and Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) ask for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in the November 25 shooting at Public Square.

“Thousands of people were at Public Square with their families at a holiday event when someone fired multiple shots into a crowd hitting a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old. Both of those individuals are currently recovering from their gunshot wounds. Acts like these are destroying our community and will undoubtedly impact people’s desire to attend family events in Public Square. We need to hold the person involved in this shooting accountable. We are asking for the public’s help. If you have any information regarding this individual please call Crime Stoppers or the Cleveland Division of Police.”

Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley

“The Division of Police is committed to the safety and security of our community. Since this incident occurred, our goal has been to bring those responsible to justice, and we will not stop until we do. We are asking our community to send a message that this will not be tolerated in our city, if you recognize any of these suspects, please call us.”

Cleveland Division of Police Chief Wayne Drummond

On November 25, 2023, at approximately 8:40 p.m., a group of individuals was gathered near an RTA bus station near Public Square in downtown Cleveland during the annual WinterLand Cleveland tree lighting festival. An altercation occurred between the group of individuals. An unknown individual then fired several shots into a group of people injuring a 13-year-old male and a 15-year-old male. The unknown individual then fled the scene. CDP and Cleveland EMS responded to the scene and the two juvenile victims were transported to a nearby hospital and treated for their injuries.

The investigation remains ongoing.

You can view video of the incident below.

Suspect photos: 

If you have any information about this matter, please contact the CPD 3rd District at 216.623.5318 or Crime Stoppers at 216.252.7463 or scan the QR code below and leave an anonymous tip.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to the identity, arrest, and indictment of the person responsible for this crime.

Visit the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office Facebook page to see Prosecutor O’Malley’s entire message from today’s press conference.