Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County Jury Finds Man Guilty of Murder in the Shooting Death of Pizza Delivery Driver

3/14/2019

 

CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that a Cuyahoga County jury found Tyrone Leegrand, 26, guilty of Murder for killing 41-year-old Cleveland man Michael Prock.

“Michael Prock delivered pizzas to support his family.  That day he never made it back home due to the defendant’s senseless actions.” said Prosecutor O’Malley.  “This killer deprived his family and the community of a hardworking man.  I commend the Cleveland Police Homicide Unit for their diligence in tracking down this killer.”

The jury found Leegrand guilty of the following charges:

Murder
2 counts of Felonious Assault
Carrying A Concealed Weapon
Having Weapons While Under Disability
Tampering With Evidence

On June 11th, 2015, Cleveland Police responded to a Cleveland residence located near Ellen Avenue for a report of a male shot inside a vehicle.  Upon arriving on scene, officers and Cleveland EMS personnel located the victim unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a car.  They noticed the back windshield and rear passenger side window were shattered and observed that the victim had an apparent gunshot wound in his upper back.  Medics on scene pronounced the victim deceased shortly thereafter.

Investigation revealed that shortly before the crime occurred, Leegrand called a nearby pizza shop and placed an order to be delivered to a residence near Bridge Avenue and W 59th Street.  When Prock, the pizza shop’s delivery driver, arrived at the residence, Leegrand approached his vehicle and attempted to rob him.  As Prock attempted to drive away, Leegrand fired multiple shots toward his vehicle.  Prock fled northbound on W 59th and then turned westbound on Ellen Avenue before his car veered off the road and struck a tree.

Prosecutors called 23 witnesses to testify over the course of a week and a half trial.

Judge Hagan is scheduled to sentence Leegrand at 9:00am on April 30th.