Family Feud: Man fatally shot by girlfriend's father

William A. Hawkins
William A. Hawkins

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - According to police, a 31-year-old man was shot and killed by his girlfriend's father inside their Slavic Village home Wednesday night.

Gunfire erupted at a home on Hosmer Avenue around 9PM.

Police say James M. Burns, Jr. and his girlfriend's father - 43-year-old William A. Hawkins - were arguing. During the physical altercation, a handgun was produced and Burns was shot multiple times. Hawkins remained on scene and a handgun was recovered.

Officers located the unresponsive victim lying on the floor in a bedroom with gunshot wounds to his torso. Burns was pronounced dead on the scene by EMS.

Homicide Detectives are currently conducting interviews, and no arrest has been made at this time.

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