Felonious Assault Shooting/Officer Involved Shooting/Felonious Assault on Peace Officer/Arrest/Gun Confiscation

Felonious Assault Shooting/Officer Involved Shooting/Felonious Assault on Peace Officer/Arrest/Gun Confiscation 17-061860

Victim 1: 45 year old white male Cleveland Police SWAT officer, graze wound from gunfire to leg

Victims: Additional SWAT Officers, not injured, Cleveland Police Canine, not injured

Preliminary investigation indicates:

On February 28, 2017 at approximately 1:30am, officers on foot patrol in the area of East 23rd Street and St. and Hamilton Avenue observed multiple occupants in a vehicle, one of which appeared to be holding a bag of suspected narcotics.  The officers ordered the occupants out of the vehicle (four total occupants) at which time the back seat occupants were observed to be in possession of a handgun.  The back seat occupants (one male and one female) exited the vehicle without incident and without the firearm.  The front seat driver and passenger remained inside of the vehicle with the firearm and pulled the doors closed, refusing to exit.

Per police protocol, the Cleveland Division of Police SWAT unit was called to the scene due to the barricaded armed suspects. The Cuyahoga County SWAT unit assisted.  The SWAT officers arrived and negotiators attempted to talk with the occupants who continued to refuse to exit the vehicle.  SWAT officers deployed the armored vehicle in their approach of the suspect vehicle.

During the attempted negotiations, officers made contact with at least one suspect’s family member in an attempt to have the family member contact the suspect and persuade the two to surrender to police. The suspects continued to refuse to exit the vehicle.

At approximately 4:00 am, the suspect(s) fired at the SWAT officers. Officers did not, at that time, return fire.  Officers continued to attempt to talk to the suspects.  Suspects then fired at the officers again multiple times at which point one SWAT officer was injured due to gunfire; he received a graze wound to his leg.  Multiple officers returned fire.  One suspect was shot and fell down outside of the vehicle on the sidewalk with a gun near him.  The robot was used to retrieve a gun lying near this male.  He was later conveyed from the scene by EMS to Metro due to multiple gunshot wounds.

The second suspect remained inside of the vehicle. After some time, SWAT officers engaged the vehicle and removed the suspect.  He was conveyed to Metro by EMS due to multiple gunshot wounds.  Both suspects remain at Metro, last medical update indicated they were both in surgery.  The other two occupants of the vehicle were both placed under arrest.  Once charge information becomes available, it will be provided.

Officers remain on scene investigating, photographing and securing evidence. Once names of the involved suspects become available they will be released.  The names of the involved SWAT officers will be released 72 hours following the incident.  The injured SWAT officer was treated at Metro Hospital and released.

Missing Elderly Male, Ulysses Williams, 75. Suffers from dementia, ENDANGERED (PHOTO)

Missing Elderly Male Endangered

The Cleveland Division of Police is seeking the public’s help in locating Ulysses Williams. Ulysses is a 75 year old black male who suffers from dementia and is in need of various prescribed medications.  He is 5’8” tall, 171 pounds and has gray hair and brown eyes.  He was last seen on February 21, 2017 at 12:30pm wearing a tan coat and left from his group home at 13445 Wainstead on Cleveland’s west side; upon leaving he did express interest in travelling to the Washington D.C. area.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Ulysses Williams is asked to contact investigators at 216-623-5118 or 216-621-1234



Missing: Ja’Nya Mix black female age 12 (PHOTO

Cleveland Police seek the public’s help in locating missing 12 year old female Ja’nya Mix. Ja’Nya is a black female 5’2, 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She was given permission to go to a friend’s house in her housing complex in the 14200 block of Triskett and did not return home. Last seen on February 18, 2017 at approximately 1245pm wearing blue jeans and a black hoodie. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call first district police at 216-623-5100 or 911.



 Federal Bureau of Investigation

Cleveland Division




The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cleveland Division of Police is seeking the public’s assistance in the location of Mark Anthony Lloyd, 31 years old. 

Arrest warrants have been issued for Lloyd in regards to the January 30th, 2017 bank robbery of the Ohio Savings Bank located on West 25th Street, Cleveland and for the February 13th, 2017 robbery of the PNC also located on West 25th Street.

Lloyd was last seen in the West 25th Street area.  Lloyd is described as a black male, 31 years old, approximately 5’9”, and approximately 155 pounds.  Lloyd has a gun shaped tattoo under his right eye. 


Lloyd is considered to be armed and dangerous.  During the January 30th robbery, Lloyd lifted his shirt to show a gun in his waistband and during the February 13th robbery he brandished a weapon.   

Tips on Lloyd’s location can be provided to the Cleveland Division of the FBI, Cleveland Division of Police or Crimestoppers.  Reward money is available for information leading to Lloyd’s location and prosecution.  Tips can remain anonymous.  

Any questions regarding this news release can be directed to SA Vicki D Anderson at the Cleveland Office of the FBI, 216-522-1400 or Vicki.Anderson@ic.fbi.gov. 




The Cleveland Division of Police is seeking the public’s help in locating Mariehona Spraggins. Mariehona is a black female, age 12 (she will turn 13 on February 26), is 5’2” and 120 pounds with brown eyes.  She currently has her hair dyed green and was last seen wearing it in a ponytail.  Last known clothing description is a blue jean jacket, blue jeans and a peach colored shirt.

Mariehona Spraggins left home on Saturday, February 11, 2017 and was reported missing on February 13, 2017. On February 13, 2017, she was seen by friends of the family in the area of East 93rd Street and Yale Avenue, but when approached she ran away.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Mariehona Spraggins is asked to contact Fifth District detectives at 216-623-5500 or to call 911.m-spraggins