Cleveland officer shot Monday morning leaves hospital with police procession


CLEVELAND (WJW)– An injured Cleveland police officer was released from the hospital Wednesday morning.

A procession of police cars escorted 26-year-old Officer Jennifer Kilnapp from University Hospitals. She said she was still in some pain, but she’s happy to be going home.

Kilnapp was shot while responding to a disturbance at a boarding house on East 81st Street near Euclid Avenue at about 3:45 a.m. Monday.

A woman told officers she got into an altercation with a man, who was inside the house. Police said they found the man in the bathroom, where he pointed a gun at them and started firing.

The officer suffered gunshot wounds in her arm and back.

The SWAT team and crisis negotiators responded, and the armed suspect was taken into custody without further incident. 

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