CLEVELAND (WJW) — The man accused in the hit-and-run death of a Cleveland firefighter was arraigned Monday morning.
Leander Bissell, 40, is charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and failing to stop after an accident, according to Cleveland Municipal Court.
Johnny Tetrick, a Cleveland firefighter, was hit by a vehicle Saturday evening when he was responding to another crash on I-90. Bissell, who is believed to be the driver of the vehicle that hit Tetrick, took off.
The crash happened around 8 p.m. and police spent the next several hours searching for the suspect. Around 3:30 a.m., investigators arrested Bissell.
Tetrick was a 27-year veteran firefighter with the Cleveland Fire Department. He is survived by his wife and 3 children.
Flags have been ordered to fly at half-staff until Tetrick’s funeral services, which haven’t been finalized yet. City officials say services will be next weekend, either Saturday or Sunday at a large downtown venue.
Bissell appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court Monday where his bond was set at $500,000.
A preliminary hearing date for Bissell was set for November 29.