I-TEAM: East Cleveland police and BCI investigating shooting after traffic stop, suspect in custody


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EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) — State agents with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and East Cleveland police are investigating a shooting that happened on Saturday.

Police sources tell the I-TEAM that the shooting occurred around 3 p.m. on Superior Avenue shortly after an officer stopped a vehicle for a routine traffic stop. 

“The suspect exited the vehicle and ran. While running the suspect reached into his waist band and produced a handgun,” police said. “An officer discharged his weapon twice and the suspect then threw his gun at which time officers were able to make an arrest.”

No one reportedly got hurt. Police have not released the name of the suspect.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX 8 for updates.

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