Westlake officers involved in shooting of robbery suspect expected to return to work


WESTLAKE, Ohio– Officers involved in a shooting, where a suspected robber was killed, are expected to return to work soon.

Devan Desnoyers, 26, was shot by police Monday morning after allegedly robbing a CVS at Bradley and Detroit roads. He fled the scene and crashed into a police cruiser.

None of the officers were injured.

Westlake Capt. Guy Turner said the officers are doing OK. Department protocol calls for the officers to be off three days following a shooting.

Capt. Turner said the names of the officers involved are not yet being released.

The police shooting is currently being investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  When they are finished, the case will be sent to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office.

Prosecutors will then present the case to the grand jury to determine if the officers should face any criminal charges.


Desnoyers was carrying an air pistol, according to the Ohio BCI.

Desnoyers was a suspect in several other robberies around the area.

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