Authorities Investigate 2nd Officer-Involved Shooting

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Police are investigating a second officer-involved shooting in the city Wednesday.

The shooting occurred in the East 112th and Avon areas near Glendale Park at approximately 2:30 p.m. It involved officials with the Drug Enforcement Agency.

An undercover officer identified himself to a suspect, who then fired at the officer. The officer returned fire, striking the suspect in the buttocks. The suspect fled in a vehicle parked nearby with two other suspects.

The injured suspect was later found near E. 112th street and taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. He is currently in stable condition.

The SWAT Unit searched homes at the 3800 block of E. 144th Street to locate the two remaining suspects, but they have yet to be found.

Earlier Wednesday, a suspect was shot by a Cleveland officer after police responded to a reported burglary on the East Side.

It happened at about 11:15 a.m. Officers were called to the area of East 128th Street and St. Clair Avenue to assist a security guard who was following burglary suspects in a vehicle.

The security guard said the suspects burglarized a business in the area, and as the guard followed their vehicle, it crashed into a fire hydrant at East 128th Street and St. Clair Avenue.

All three fled on foot.

Officers arrived on scene, and one officer found a suspect in a garage. One shot was fired at the suspect, who was shot in the arm, police tell Fox 8’s Peggy Sinkovich. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The two other suspects were arrested.

The Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team is still looking into the matter.

Stick with Fox 8 and Fox8.com for more details as they develop.

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