Arrest warrant issued for suspect involved in shooting with off-duty Euclid officer

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Brandon Cleveland. Courtesy Euclid police.

EUCLID, Ohio– One suspect is in custody and another is facing charges after shots were fired outside of a Euclid apartment building Thursday night.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Brandon Cleveland, of Euclid. He is wanted on felonious assault and having weapons under disability.

An off-duty Euclid officer was working security at the Richmond Hills Apartments on Euclid Avenue just after midnight when he noticed two people in a parked car and the smell of marijuana.

An on-duty officer arrived to help out and they detained the passenger. According to Euclid police, the driver, who was armed with a handgun, ran.

The off-duty officer was threatened and fired several shots, the department said. The suspect escaped and there were no signs he had been shot. Authorities found a loaded handgun in the area.

Police identified the driver and charges are pending, but his name has not been released. The Euclid Police Department has not released the officers’ names as well.

The on-duty officer suffered a minor injury while chasing the suspect. The off-duty officer was placed on paid administration leave, which is department policy.

Richmond Hills Apartments