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Investigators treating death of off-duty firefighter as a homicide

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Theodore J. Wright Jr. (Source: Cleveland Fire Department) Theodore J. Wright Jr. (Source: Cleveland Fire Department)
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Investigators are now treating the death of an off-duty Cleveland firefighter as a homicide.

After examination by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, Theodore J. Wright, Jr. was found to be shot. The ME tells 19 Action News the bullet went through Wright's left arm and into his body, which hit his bodily organs.

After being shot, Wright lost control of his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck and struck a utility pole around 3 a.m. Thursday at Classen and East 71st in Cleveland. The vehicle then overturned. He died at the accident scene.

Theodore J. Wright Jr. was an active member of the Cleveland Division of Fire. He served the citizens of the City of Cleveland for 32 years. He was last assigned to Station Number 43. Theodore J. Wright Jr. leaves to mourn his wife and three children.

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