Two Metroparks rangers, suspect injured in shooting in Cleveland police garage

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CLEVELAND-- Cleveland police is investigating an officer-involved shooting that injured two Cleveland Metroparks rangers in the garage under police headquarters on Ontario St.

Metroparks Chief Ranger Dan Veloski said at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday night, a Metroparks ranger found a suspect in the East 55th St. Marina area. The suspect was found to have a felony warrant and drugs were also found; the suspect was arrested. He was taken to the Justice Center.

Cleveland police said a female ranger was driving the transport vehicle with the prisoner in the backseat and a male ranger was following behind in another vehicle.  As they were traveling into the police garage, the suspect produced a weapon and fired shots at the officers; the officers returned fire.

(Scene of shooting at police garage in Cleveland- 12/8/15)
(Scene of shooting at police garage in Cleveland- 12/8/15)

The female officer was struck one time in her ballistic vest. Both rangers were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect was struck one time and was also taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for treatment. His condition is not yet known.

Sources earlier told the FOX 8 I-Team that the male ranger may have been injured by flying glass.

Sources earlier told the I-Team that police believed the suspect had his own gun.

The Justice Center was placed on lockdown after the shooting. The incident remains under investigation.

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