CLEVELAND – A stroke victim who had gone outside in his wheelchair to get some fresh air at the urging of relatives was struck and killed by a drug dealer's stray bullet, police said.
Two men were arrested Saturday after one of them turned himself in and provided information about the shooting the night before. The men, 26 and 27, have not been formally charged in the death of Daniel Lewis.
"It's a tragedy, a man minding his own business," said Mayor Frank Jackson. "He's sitting outside enjoying the weather and two fools come by, and as a result he's dead."
Lewis' son, Charles, said his father was hit in the chest. Lewis, a retired supervisor for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, died at a hospital about an hour after the shooting.
Family members said Lewis had a stroke two years ago and had returned home in September.
Charles Lewis said the family had urged his father to go outside.
"We finally got him outside to get some air," Charles Lewis said. "He should have stayed inside and stayed stuffy."