Man dies after officer-involved shooting in Geneva

Police: Suspect charged at deputy

GENEVA TOWNSHIP - GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A 26-year-old man has died following an officer-involved shooting that happened Wednesday night in Geneva Township.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office says Vincent Palma, of Geneva, was pronounced dead at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

The incident occurred in the 4300 block South Ridge Road East where an unwanted man was reported at a home.

Investigators say the Palma, who was located in the driveway, had charged at a deputy after failing to obey commands to stop. The deputy then deployed his Taser while backing away from Palma.

As the deputy radioed for assistance, authorities say he fired warning shots into the ground. The deputy then used his baton "with no effect" before firing his gun.

The Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation are investigating the incident.

(© 2017 WKYC)


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