CLEVELAND — For the first time since the Nov. 29 Cleveland police chase and police-involved shooting, the state attorney general’s office has released photographs which show the aftermath of the gun battle.
More than 100 photographs were released Thursday afternoon.
Many of the pictures show close up looks at the bullet ridden cruisers.
The pictures give a new perspective of the gun battle that happened in the East Cleveland parking lot following the 22 minute police chase.
The pictures are part of the state attorney general’s investigation into the chase that started at the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland after an officer said someone in the suspect’s car fired a shot at him.
It ended in East Cleveland where 13 officers fired 137 shots.
The two suspects, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, were killed.
Attorney General Mike DeWine said last week that all of the shell casings found were from Cleveland police officers’ weapons.
No guns were found inside the suspect’s car and investigators were unable to find any weapon tossed along the chase route, according to the state investigation.
Some of the pictures show part of the suspects’ car and the numerous markers which were set up next to the shell casings.
According to interviews the officers gave to investigators, they felt they were being shot at by the suspects.
The attorney general said one officer mentioned he was terrified, and climbed on top of a cruiser, firing downward into the suspect’s vehicle.