SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (WJW) – A suspect police have been searching for since Sunday is now locked up.
Police in South Euclid were searching for Carl Keith Hampton Jr., a suspect who was shot at by an officer early Sunday morning.
He surrendered to authorities Thursday, according to South Euclid police.
The police-involved shooting happened moments after Hampton was found passed out in his car with a gun on his lap around 3 a.m. Sunday.
When Hampton woke up, investigators say he tried to take off. Police ordered him to show his hands, but he refused.
“Shots fired by police. Male had a pistol in his lap, wouldn’t remove his hands, kept moving towards it. Shots fired in the car,” the officer told a dispatcher.
Hampton had minor injuries in the incident.
Police say Hampton is currently on parole after serving time for involuntary manslaughter.
Officials say the 36-year-old has an extensive violent criminal history that includes charges of murder, involuntary manslaughter, felonious assault and multiple felony drug trafficking and weapons offenses.