Update: Five Arrested in Connection with Fatal Shooting of Cleveland Heights Bar Owner Jim Brennan

  • Photo via Brennan's Colony, Facebook

Update II:

Five people have been arrested in connection with the slaying of popular local bar owner Jim Brennan, who was shot at his Cleveland Heights establishment, Brennan's Colony and Tavern, earlier this week. He died from his injuries on Monday at MetroHealth Hospital.

Cleveland.com reports that five people have been arrested, between the ages of 20 and 23, who either have "information and/or are believed to be involved" in the fatal shooting.

Names have not been released, and charges have not yet been filed, but both will likely happen in the next few days.

Police said Brennan was shot when two people broke into his Lee Rd. restaurant on Monday, likely searching for cash.

Clevelanders east to west have been mourning his loss this week, with hundreds gathering for a vigil on Tuesday night, while area business owners pooled money to create a $25,000 reward for information on Brennan's killers.

While police do have five suspects in custody, anyone with additional information is asked to contact Cleveland Heights police at (216) 291-4987.


Update (posted 6/30/2014 at 5:00 p.m.): NewsNet5 confirms that Brennan's Colony owner Jim Brennan has died at MetroHealth Hospital.


Originally posted: 4:35 p.m.

The owner of the popular Cleveland Heights bar Brennan's Colony and Tavern was shot earlier this afternoon during an alleged robbery, and has been taken to MetroHealth Hospital.

Details are fairly scarce, though Fox 8 reports two people entered the bar, located on Lee Rd. and Silsby Rd., declared there was a hold-up, and took Jim Brennan to the basement where he was shot.

Police are currently searching for suspects, and details on Brennan's condition have not been released.

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