Prosecutors said Delshawn Carroll, 20, shot and killed Brittany Stergis, 22, on Dec. 6 as she sat in her car outside public housing.
Police found Stergis dead, with a gunshot wound to the head, about 2:30 a.m.
While the motive for the shooting remains unclear, prosecutors said Carroll and Stergis had a past together, reported Cleveland.com.
At first, Carroll denied being with Stergis the night of her death. But investigators found evidence that placed Carroll inside Stergis’ car, prosecutors said.