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01/05/2015 12:59 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cops Seek 'Poopgangsta' Tyrice Bowens In Christmas Eve Shooting

Euclid Police

A Cleveland man with an unusual social media handle is the prime suspect in a Christmas Eve shooting.

Tyrice Bowens, who goes by the Twitter handle "poopgangsta," allegedly shot a patron at the Blueprint Lounge in Euclid on Dec. 24.

Bowens, 26, is accused of attempted murder. The victim was shot once in the leg and stomach and had to undergo surgery, the Smoking Gun reports. Shots were also fired into surrounding buildings.

The Euclid Police Department released a photo of the suspect on its Facebook page Dec. 31, and it has asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact them.

Bowens hasn't tweeted since January of 2014. His Instagram account, which also bore the handle "poopgangsta," has been deleted. It's not clear why the suspect uses that moniker, but the police department listed it as an alias on their post.

Cleveland.com reports that Bowens has a criminal history, including a 2011 burglary conviction. He is accused in a 2013 armed robbery, in which he and two other men allegedly robbed a woman at gunpoint.

Court records show that Bowens also has pending charges for a July 2013 arrest in connection with aggravated rioting, resisting arrest and escape.

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