A Cleveland police officer is said to be doing “okay” after being shot during a police involved shooting.
According to CPPA President Jeff Follmer, the officer involved was treated and released from MetroHealth Medical Center. The officer was wearing a bullet proof vest and it’s but because of his vest that he wasn’t seriously injured.
Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams tells Channel 3 the incident unfolded after officers were called by a neighbor for a disturbance at a near by residence on Ottawa Avenue. The suspect involved, according to the chief, was a man officers have dealt with in the past.
According to Williams, when officers approached the suspect in the driveway of the home, he withdrew a weapon, fired a shot that hit one of the officers. Police then exchanged gunfire with the suspect, hitting him once.
The SWAT team was called because it was believed that suspect had barricaded himself inside the home, but it turns out that was not the case.
Hours later the suspect, suffering from a gun shot wound emerged from the back yard and was taken into custody and transported to MetroHealth Medical Center.
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