One person in hospital following officer-involved shooting on Cleveland’s east side, DEA reports

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CLEVELAND (WJW) — Authorities spoke to the media after an officer-involved shooting took place Wednesday afternoon in Cleveland.

The shooting occurred near East 82nd Street and Decker Avenue during a DEA operation, the FOX 8 I-Team learned. According to Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, the officer involved in the shooting is alright.

Plainclothes agents had been in the area for an DEA assignment when an agent sitting in a car was reportedly approached by two subjects brandishing a weapon, Special Agent in Charge Keith Martin of the DEA said during the press conference. The agent reportedly felt threatened sitting and gunfire was exchanged.

One suspect was reportedly shot and taken to the hospital, but the person’s condition is still not being reported at this time. It’s still unclear if the person taken to the hospital fired shots at the officer.

“We’re asking people to take these incidents not as a whole, but incident by incident,” Williams said. “This happened in Cleveland and is not related to anything else that happened around the country. We’re asking our community to make sure we have room to complete this investigative process.”

An investigation is ongoing, and more information will be forthcoming.

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