CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police are hoping the public can provide tips that lead to the location of a violent man who stomped out a teen girl — after she apparently turned down his advances.
According to police, detectives began investigating the report of the felonious assault on September 30.
The victim’s mother called police and said her 17-year-old daughter was at the Gas USA station on St. Clair Avenue near East 123rd Street on September 26 when the suspect, identified as Raymond Jamel Shepherd, assaulted her.
Shepherd is accused of hitting on the teen girl, who turned his unwanted advances down, police said.
He then allegedly slapped her in the face with a corned beef sandwich and threw her to the ground, where he continued to kick her in the face and stomp on her multiple times.
The victim’s mother told police that the girl was knocked unconscious during the assault. She later woke up and realized her purse was missing.
Raymond Jamel Shepherd, 33, is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 190 pounds. Anyone with information regarding his location is asked to call investigators.