A wicked man has done the unthinkable after he found his ex-girlfriend with another man and executed them both.
A heartless 42-year-old man identified as Leonzo Bufford has brutally killed his ex-girlfriend by shooting her in the stomach, set a car on fire and shot her new boyfriend three times at the woman’s South Euclid home early Monday, police said.
He shot and killed himself when confronted by police.
Cleveland reports that Bufford had already shot his current girlfriend, Keisha L. Betton, to death in Elyria before driving to South Euclid, police said.
He is also accused of shooting Sophia L. Latimer, 50, and Darnell M. Strowder, 58, of Cleveland were still in the hospital in serious condition Tuesday morning, according to South Euclid police.
Police found Latimer with a gunshot wound to the stomach inside the house. It’s unclear where Strowder was when he was shot. Details about his injuries were not provided.
Witnesses told police Bufford accused Betton of cheating and they got into an argument inside the couple’s Elyria home. Betton’s two teenage daughters were present when Bufford shot her, police said.
Betton, 40, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and died at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center. Bufford shot himself in the head after officers stopped the car at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near East 105th Street in Cleveland, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police recovered a .45-caliber Ruger handgun with a 10-round magazine near the car. The bullets in the gun matched shell casings found in the front lawn of Latimer’s home, according to a police report.