Arrest Made, Officers on Leave in Shooting

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland police say a man is in custody in connection with this week’s officer-involved shooting at Winston’s Place Bar, and two officers involved in the incident are on administrative leave.

Police were called to Winston’s Place at East 131st Street and Caine Avenue around 2 a.m. Friday. A man who had been asked to leave the bar earlier had returned with a gun and shot a bouncer in the leg inside the establishment.

As officers arrived at the scene, they noticed the suspect’s weapon as he was leaving the bar. They chased him briefly before the man turned on them and fired his weapon, police said.  No officers were hit.

When officers returned fire, the suspect was shot multiple times. Both he and the bouncer were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center.

Cleveland police said Saturday the 30-year-old suspect is still in the hospital and has not been charged. The victim was treated and has been released.

Officers Barry Bentley and Gene Sardon are on administrative leave, which is standard protocol in officer-involved shootings.

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