Media Update: Officer Involved Shooting
Today at approximately 9:15am, Cleveland police officers responded to a call for an aggravated robbery of a motor vehicle at 2408 E. 83 (19-117453). The female victim reported that her black Ford Taurus was taken at gunpoint by a black male. The vehicle information was broadcast over police radio. At approximately 11:10am, officers responded to another call at the laundromat at 6207 Fleet Avenue for a male threatening with a gun who was driving a black Ford Taurus (19-117517). A short time later the vehicle was spotted by officers and a short vehicle pursuit commenced. Members of the Bureau of Traffic, the Fourth District, the Canine Unit and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Police Department were involved in this incident.
The stolen vehicle sustained damage due to the suspect’s manner of driving and caught on fire. The suspect bailed from the vehicle and a foot pursuit began. The suspect produced a handgun and began firing at officers. Officers returned fire and the suspect was hit multiple times. The suspect was taken to University Hospital for treatment where he is currently in surgery. The suspect is a male age 40. No officers were injured.
Per protocol the investigation relative to the shooting incident will be conducted by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office.
The officers will be placed on administrative leave with pay for at least three days.