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Man attacked protecting girlfriend on east side

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Cleveland Police were called to a house on Benwood Avenue after a man and his girlfriend were followed out of a bar after an altercation.

The victim told police that he was inside Joe D's Bar at E. 131st and Miles when he was involved in an altercation with a male.

When he left the bar, several males followed him out.  He heard one of them say they were going to shoot him, so the victim said he ran.

As he entered the parking lot, he noticed the males had surrounded his girlfriend, so he confronted the males.

They began attacking the victim with a golf club, tire iron, crow bar and pocket knife before fleeing.  The couple then went to a house on Benwood before calling for help.

The victim, 21-year-old Antonio Harris was transported to MetroHealth Medical center with a laceration to the face and bruises all over his body.  Harris' girlfriend was uninjured.

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information in connection with this incident to contact the Fourth District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5418. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216-252-7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

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