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Cleveland: Officer involved in downtown shooting

6:31 PM, Jun 23, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- One man was shot and taken to MetroHealth Medical Center Sunday morning.  

Police tell Channel 3 the man was driving down a closed street at 2:30 a.m.  The officer tried to confront the man but a confrontation occured.

The officer then used his service weapon to shoot the man in the chest.

The man was treated and release.  Police are calling him a "Named Suspect."

Police say the officer involved in the shooting is a 5-year veteran and was not hurt.

The shooting happened in the area of W.6th and St. Clair Avenue.

The Cleveland Division of Police Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team is investigating the incident.

This is the second shooting in downtown Cleveland this weekend.

Saturday, officers responded to Lounge 75 Nightclub after a fight broke out and moved outside. One man was shot and killed and a woman was treated for a gunshot wound to her foot.

Police are looking for two suspects in that case described as African American men in their 20's. One was wearing a green shirt and tan shorts. The other was wearing a light colored blue jeans with no shirt.

The Cleveland Division of Police is asking that anyone with information in c/w this incident to contact the Homicide Unit at 216.623.5464. Anonymous information can be given to Crime Stoppers by calling 216.252.7463 or Text messaging to Text TIP657 plus your message to Crimes (274637).

Stay with Channel 3 News as this story develops.

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