Man With Wrench Shot By Cleveland Police
CLEVELAND — A strange series of events led to Cleveland police shooting a man who refused to drop his weapon, Fox 8 News reports.
It happened just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at West 97th Street and Lorain Avenue.
Police say a man called and began rambling about a relative who was a police officer in another city. He also allegedly told police to come and shoot him when they arrived.
“The officers respond to the scene; they arrive. They observe the male sitting on the porch. They light him up with the lights on the zone car, telling him to stand up and comply, which he doesn’t comply — he has his hand under his jacket,” Sgt. Sammy Morris told Fox 8 News.
Officers say the man then charged at them, so they fired. He had a wrench in his pocket, and according to neighbors, had been terrorizing them all night, acting like he had a weapon and intended to use it.
Authorities say the man was shot at least twice and taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for his injuries. His condition is currently unknown.
None of the officers involved were injured in the shooting.
They’ll be placed on leave while the shooting is investigated.
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