Cleveland: Officer survives being shot on patrol

7:05 PM, Jan 21, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- An armed suspect remains at large after a daylong manhunt.

He was involved in a shooting incident with a Cleveland police officer.

It's the first shooting incident involving Cleveland police since last November's chase  that ended in a hail of gunfire killing two suspects.

An Attorney General's investigation of the incident is due by the end of the month. So is a police investigation into whether any officers broke department regulations in the incident.

According to the chief's office, the officer was shot while patrolling on Addison Avenue just before 10:30 a.m.

Channel 3 News has learned the officer is Patrolman Bob Taylor.

Police spokesman Sgt. Sammy Morris said the officer was on one-man patrol, checking abandoned buildings when he encountered a suspect with a gun tucked in his waistband.

Morris said the officer drew his gun, struggled with the suspect and was hit in the vest by a shot before firing three shots at the fleeing suspect.

The chief's office says the officer was described as alert and talking when he was transported to Metrohealth Medical Center. He was later treated for his injuries and released.

The SWAT unit, narcotics unit officers and other police manpower swarmed throughout the neighborhood. The police helicopter was also involved.

The suspect is described as a young, male approximately 5'8" and weighting 115 to 170 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with a gray shirt.  No arrests have been  made.

Police ask anyone with information on the suspect or his whereabouts to call 9-1-1.

Taylor was part of a justifiable deadly shooting incident in 2011 where a kidnapping suspect was shot and killed.


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