A man in Cleveland shot his girlfriend and two other people during a shooting spree that lasted for several hours.
An argument between Leonzo Bufford and his girlfriend, 40-year-old Kiesha Betton, escalated into an extremely violent situation. During the argument, Bufford pulled out a gun and shot Betton in the torso. A family member claimed that the two were engaged and that Bufford believed that Betton was cheating on him.
After shooting Betton, Bufford fled the scene and drove to South Euclid, where he shot a couple in their 50s. A neighbor of the couple claimed the woman shot was Bufford’s ex-girlfriend and the man was her current boyfriend. Both were taken to a local hospital in serious condition.
During this time, police officials were made aware of Bufford’s actions and his vehicle. Just an hour after he shot the couple in South Euclid, Bufford’s car was seen on an interstate close to Cleveland. Police then chased Bufford to an empty parking lot, where he shot himself in the head.
Before taking his own life, Bufford posted on Betton’s Facebook page:
“Never PLAY GAMES WITH SOMEONE (sic) EMOTIONS OR CHEAT ON THEM WHEN THEY GIVE YOU THEIR ALL, PLEASE RESPECT THEIR LOVE AND DEVOTION , SOMEONE WILL END UP HURT OR WORSE DEAD,” Bufford allegedly wrote on Betton’s page in a post that has since been deleted.
In the comments of the post, someone suggested that Bufford kill himself and he responded, “I will.”
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