Cleveland Police Officer Killed in Aggravated Robbery Motor Vehicle Incident

Cleveland Police Officer Killed in Aggravated Robbery Motor Vehicle Incident

Investigation Update:

On December 31, 2021 at approximately 6pm, an Aggravated Robbery Motor Vehicle incident occurred at 4320 Rocky River Drive in which a 25 year old off-duty Cleveland Police Officer was shot and killed. Preliminary investigation indicates that a suspect approached the victim in the parking lot of the apartment building with a gun, a struggle ensued and the victim was shot twice by the suspect. The suspect then fled in the victim’s vehicle. The victim was conveyed to Fairview Hospital by Cleveland EMS where he was pronounced deceased.

Following a multi-jurisdictional police pursuit, the victim’s vehicle was recovered and a male was taken into custody. Further investigation has resulted in the arrest of additional suspects including a female. Search warrants have been executed in connection with this investigation. Suburban law enforcement agencies are also pursuing additional felony charges.

This matter remains under investigation. Charges have not yet been filed. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.