Officer Involved Shooting Update

Officers of the Cleveland Division of Police were involved in an officer involved shooting today, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at approximately 7:20pm in the area of 12900 Superior Avenue in East Cleveland.

The preliminary information reveals that members of the Gang Impact Squad were looking for a suspect wanted on several felony warrants.  Officers received information that this suspect was in this area in a vehicle and upon stopping that vehicle and identifying the suspect, the suspect was ordered out of the vehicle, he produced a weapon and was shot by a Cleveland Police Officer.

The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to MetroHealth Medical Center in stable condition.  He was treated for minor injuries, a graze wound to his right side below his arm, and will not be confined to the hospital.  No officers sustained injury.

Investigators from the East Cleveland Police Department along with investigators from the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification will conduct the investigation of this incident. The Cleveland Division of Police will cooperate fully with this investigation.