Identity released of man shot and killed by off-duty Cleveland officer after he was attacked

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CLEVELAND -- The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has released the name of the man shot and killed by an off-duty Cleveland police officer on Saturday.

The man was identified as Thomas Yatsko, 21.

Thomas Yatsko (photo from family)

Police say Yatsko was shot after he attacked off-duty officer, Dean Graziolli. Graziolli was working security at The Corner Alley bar and went outside to break up a fight when officials say he was attacked.

He then shot the man, according to Cleveland police. Yatsko did not have a weapon on him during the altercation.

His family tells FOX 8 they just received notification this morning that their son was killed. They are in shock and are trying to process what happened.  The FOX 8 I-Team has learned Thomas Yatsko did not have a violent criminal past.

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