It happened Tuesday afternoon along Hathaway Road, according to a Tuesday social media post from the police department.
Officers were called to the scene to conduct a wellness check for a man who was potentially suicidal, according to the post. While officers were on-scene, multiple shots were fired.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man shot as 67-year-old Benard Russell. The man was transported just after 1 p.m. to Marymount Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 20 minutes later.
It’s currently being investigated as an officer-involved shooting.
“We will continue to provide information as it becomes available,” reads the post from police.