Suspect dead in Willoughby police-involved shooting

**Warning: the content in the video may be considered disturbing**

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio--  One person is dead after a police-involved shooting in Willoughby Wednesday afternoon.

Police Chief Jack Beckwith said in a press conference that officers were called out to the parking lot of a Lowe's Home Improvement store around 1 p.m. because someone had spotted a man who had numerous felony warrants out on him in a car there.

The first officer to arrive parked his vehicle in front of the suspect's vehicle. He asked the suspect for id, but was given false information, which he discovered when he called in the information.

A second officer arrived and positioned his vehicle behind the car.

It was at this point that the car sped off, slamming into the police motorcycle and an officer as it left the parking lot. Shots were fired. The car eventually crashed into a parking lot across the street.

The suspect was killed in the shooting. The officer was taken to a hospital and Chief Beckwith reported that he had what seemed to be minor injuries.

Willoughby Police and the Bureau of Criminal Investigation are working on interviewing witnesses. The name of the deceased has not been released.

FOX 8 viewer, Brandon Richards, recorded video of the incident and shared it with us. You can watch it in the video box above.  **Warning: the content in the video may be considered disturbing**

Ann Domeck October 19, 20164:05 pm

 Willoughby Police: officer involved shooting is under investigation and Ohio BCI is helping in that. 

Ann Domeck October 19, 20164:05 pm

12:56 today call about a man with several felony warrants out on him at Lowe’s parking lot

Ann Domeck October 19, 20164:06 pm

parking lot was very crowded, as was the surrounding area. One officer positioned himself in front of the suspect’s car. He asked the driver for id, the driver gave him improper info. A second officer arrived and parked behind the suspect’s car.

Ann Domeck October 19, 20164:06 pm

The driver threw his car into reverse, hit the police motorcycle, hit an officer. Sped away and crashed into a parking lot across street on Euclid Ave.

Ann Domeck October 19, 20164:07 pm

Everything is very preliminary. The subject is deceased at this point. The officer has minor injuries. 

Ann Domeck October 19, 20164:07 pm

No indication that the suspect fired shots. 

Ann Domeck October 19, 20164:08 pm

Shots were fired right before or during the time the car was driving away.

Ann Domeck October 19, 20164:09 pm

Not sure what the original multiple warrants were for. 

Ann Domeck October 19, 20164:10 pm

Both officers are veteran Willoughby police officers.

Ann Domeck October 19, 20164:12 pm

We’re not sure why the suspect was in the parking lot in the first place. There is no dash cam or body cam available.