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04-15-2017, 10:01 AM

Car dealership owners shot dead in Cleveland

updated April 15, 2017 at 10:23 AM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A couple was shot dead inside their car dealership Friday night, police say.

The shooting happened just after 10 p.m. at Mr. Car Sales auto dealership on East 185th Street between Hiller and Schenely avenues, Cleveland police spokeswoman Jennifer Ciaccia said.

No arrests have been made.

A news release from Cleveland City Council identifies the victims as 45-year-old Trina Kuznik and 50-year-old Michael Kuznik. They both suffered a gunshot wound to the head. They were pronounced dead at the scene.


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04-16-2017, 05:59 AM

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Mike Kuznik (Photo: Facebook page)

04-21-2017, 05:10 PM

Slain dog may be key to solving double homicide at Cleveland auto dealer
updated April 21, 2017 at 6:37 PM

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Robbers who killed the owners of a car dealership on the city's East Side stole surveillance equipment, killed the woman as she tried to run out of a back door and shot the family dog, Cleveland police said at a press conference Friday.

Deputy Cleveland Police Chief Ed Tomba said that investigators believe the business was targeted, meaning the incident that left Michael Kuznik and Trina Tomola dead was more calculated than just a random robbery and car theft.

The family dog, Axel, might provide clues as investigators believe that it might have bitten one of the robbers, and its mouth might contain his or her DNA.

06-13-2017, 05:25 PM

Arrest made in connection with Cleveland car dealership homicide in April
6:22 PM. EDT June 13, 2017

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Cleveland officials announced a suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of two owners of a car dealership on the city's east side in April.

Joseph McAlphine, 29, is in police custody Tuesday.

Michael and Trina Kuznik were brutally murdered on April 14 at their business on East 185th Street.

Both victims were shot in the head.

McAlphine previously served nine years in prison for aggravated robbery and was released in 2016.

The Homicide Unit believes that there is at least one other, if not more involved in this crime.