Name of man killed in officer-involved shooting released

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CLEVELAND — The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office released the name of the man killed during an officer-involved shooting.

The decedent was identified as Kendrick Brown, 35.

Police were called to East 140th Street around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday for a report of a man shooting at another man.

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 toward 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.

Brown was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Chief Williams said they retrieved the suspect’s gun from the scene and it shows signs of being fired.

The 55-year-old officer was not hit during the incident.  He has been with the Cleveland Division of Police since 1981.

The Use of Deadly Force team is now investigating.

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