Police: Man killed during officer-involved shooting

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CLEVELAND- The Cleveland Division of Police is investigating an officer--involved shooting.

Cleveland Police received a call about a man firing shots at another man on East 140th near Union around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday.

According to Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, an officer dispatched to the scene was met by 'deadly force' when a man approached the cruiser and pointed a gun at him.

Chief Williams told FOX 8 News, when the officer tried to move his cruiser away from the suspect,  the man continued towards him.

According to Chief Williams that is when the officer, who was still seated in his cruiser, fired his gun three times at the suspect.

The suspect was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.  His name has not been released at this time.

Chief Williams said they did retrieve the suspect's gun from the scene and it shows signs of being fired.

He said the officer involved is a veteran from the 4th district. He was not hit during the shooting.

The Use of Deadly Force team is now investigating.


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