The incident remains under investigation by Cleveland police, according to a Wednesday news release.
“I assure the city of Cleveland that this matter will be subject to a full and honest investigation conducted by the Cleveland Division of Police,” Chief Public Safety Director Karrie D. Howard is quoted in the release. “We have been in touch with the CMHA Police Department which has and will continue to provide full cooperation.”
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the suspect who was shot after allegedly attacking a CMHA officer early Monday morning as Maalik Roquemore, 32, of Cleveland. He was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the release.
Multiple sources told the I-Team the shooting happened shortly after midnight in the 4500 block of W. 174th Street.
CMHA said Monday its officer was responding to a call for loud music at The Villages at Riverside Park on the city’s west side when he was flagged down by the suspect, a 33-year-old man.
Once the officer got out of his cruiser he was allegedly attacked by the suspect, CMHA confirmed.
The officer tried using a Taser and ordered the suspect to stop, but the suspect allegedly kept attacking the officer, sources say. The officer fired his gun, and the suspect was shot twice.
That officer called Cleveland fire and EMS units to the scene and rendered aid until they arrived, according to a release.
The officer was injured but is expected to be OK.