BEACHWOOD, Ohio — Authorities are investigating an incident that happened in the Beachwood Place parking lot on Thursday afternoon.
Sources told the FOX 8 I-Team an alleged shoplifter was being chased. The male suspect took off in a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Cleveland.
It’s alleged that he tried to run over a police officer. Beachwood police said an officer fired rounds.
The suspect abandoned the vehicle and a foot pursuit began. Authorities are still looking for the suspect. They released a photo of him:
We are told state agents are being asked to help police.
The officer suffered a foot injury; it’s not known if the suspect was injured.
No one at the mall was hurt.
Brookfield Properties, which owns Beachwood Place, released a statement that said, ” We are grateful that our guests and tenants were not impacted by today’s incident, and that there was no threat to our shopping center community. ”
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