Off-duty Cleveland police officer involved in shooting after stopping attempted robbery

CLEVELAND -- Sources tell the FOX 8 I-Team an off-duty police officer was involved in a shootout on Tuesday evening.

A police spokeswoman confirms that at around 7:45 p.m. officers were called out to a Metro PCS on Broadway Avenue for shots fired.

An off-duty Cleveland police officer was a customer inside the store when two men entered with guns in an attempt to rob the store.

The off-duty officer intervened in the robbery. The parties ended up outside, where shots were fired.

The suspects left in a vehicle and police were still searching for them as of about 10:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported.