Officer Involved Shooting September 2, 2014

Officer Involved Shooting

The Cleveland Division of Police is currently investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred today, September 2, 2014 at approximately 9:30 am. The preliminary investigation reveals that officers were dispatched to respond to the 3400 block of East 140th Street for a male who was shooting at another male. A Cleveland Police Sergeant was the first to arrive on scene and encountered a suspect who did point a handgun at the Sergeant. The Sergeant, still in his zone car, ordered the suspect to drop the weapon, which he did not. At this time, the Sergeant fired three times, hitting the suspect. The Sergeant was not injured.

The suspect was conveyed to MetroHealth Medical Center by EMS where he was pronounced dead. The Cleveland Division of Police Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team responded to the scene for investigation as they do in all police officer involved shootings. A .22 cal revolver handgun was recovered on the suspect at the scene. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene for investigation. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the final cause of death. The Sergeant will be placed on administrative leave. As in every case involving a police officer involved shooting, the City of Cleveland Prosecutor’s Office will review all facts of the case.

This matter will be further investigated.