CLEVELAND — An investigation is below means after a Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority police officer shot and killed an 18-year-old man late Friday afternoon in Cleveland.
The incident occurred on the 6200 block of Haltnorth Stroll on the town’s east facet. The Cleveland Division of Police, which is dealing with the inquiry into the matter, says CMHA officers had stopped a car allegedly related to a taking pictures that occurred Thursday and ordered a suspect out of the automotive. “Preliminary data” signifies the suspect pointed a gun at one of many officers who then fired again, inflicting the suspect to flee earlier than ultimately collapsing.
CMHA Police Chief Andy Gonzalez says authorities administered first assist to the sufferer earlier than EMS transported him to MetroHealth Medical Heart, the place he died from his accidents. The deceased’s gun was apparently recovered from his particular person beforehand.
.@wkyc Chief Andy Gonzalez, CMHA PD: “One among our officers, no less than one officer, was concerned in a taking pictures incident the place an 18-year-old male was struck. We administered first assist to the person. We had been in a position to get better a firearm.” #HappeningNow pic.twitter.com/F7mHZCXENT
— Andrew Horansky (@WKYCAndrewH) November 14, 2020
“Together with the Cleveland Division of Police, we stay dedicated to sustaining a secure setting for all residents and right here at CMHA for all our residents from this improve of violence that we’re experiencing,” Gonzalez instructed reporters.
The deceased’s identification has not but been launched. The matter stays below investigation, with Gonzalez pledging his division’s cooperation.