Derek Wooten Euclid, Ohio: A 59-year-old Man Found Dead in the Driveway of a Euclid Residence

Last Updated on December 9, 2023, 6:33 am

Euclid, Ohio: A 59-year-old businessman was found dead with gunshot wounds in the driveway of a Euclid home.

Derek Wooten Dead
Derek Wooten (Image via Facebook)

Derek Wooten, a 59-year-old businessman, was found dead with gunshot wounds in the driveway of a residence in Euclid, Ohio, on Wednesday, December 7, 2023.

What happened to Derek Wooten?

According to the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, Euclid Police officers received a call to a shot fired around 8:15 p.m. at a home in the 26500 block of Aaron Drive in Euclid, Ohio. On arrival, Police officers found Derek Wooten, 59, face up near the rear of a driveway on Wednesday, December 7, 2023. He had multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead shortly after 8:30 p.m.

An investigation is underway. The official cause of death has not been determined at the moment. “His death appears to have been the result of gunfire,” according to an e-mail from Euclid Police. No arrests have been made so far.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Euclid Police at 216-731-1234.

Who was Derek Wooten?

Derek Wooten was a respected entrepreneur. He was the former owner of Mitchell’s Ultra Lounge, a live music venue and restaurant at 24900 Euclid Ave. He was well-known for his hospitality and professionalism. His commitment to providing an entertaining, lavish environment for the community earned his respect and admiration. He was kind and generous. He was a loyal friend and a family man. His family was his whole world.

Aside from his entrepreneurial ventures, he was known for contributing to the city of Euclid. Euclid Police Department once expressed gratitude to Wooten and his team at Meticulous Car Wash & Detailing Center in a post on social media for offering to clean and sanitize Police vehicles. Unfortunately, he fell victim to a violent crime. His death has left his family and friends profoundly aggrieved and the community grappling with shock and sadness.

The community mourns Derek Wooten

The community has come together to mourn its cherished member. Wooten had touched many lives with kindness and generosity. They have expressed their grief over the loss of an innocent life in a violent crime, leaving messages of condolences, offering support for the family, and showered the grieving family with prayers.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. May he rest in peace.


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