Cleveland | 2 people injured in police-involved shootings

CLEVELAND -- Two people have been injured this week in police-involved shootings.

Wednesday morning, a burglary suspect was shot in the arm by police.

According to a statement released online by Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, officers were called to the area of East 128th Street and St. Clair Avenue at 11:15 a.m. to help a security guard who was following three burglary suspects in a vehicle.

The security guard told police that a business on Kirby had been burglarized by the three suspects who then drove off in a vehicle.

As the guard followed, the suspects' vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant at East 128th and St. Clair Avenue. All three suspects then ran off. Police officers on the scene located one of the suspects in a garage on East 128th Street.

An officer fired a shot, and the suspect was struck in the arm.

Monday afternoon, a man was taken to the hospital after being shot by police while attempting to flee from a shooting scene.

Police were sent to East 56th Street and Fleet Avenue for reports of a shooting. As they were investigating, a man matching the gunman's description attempted to ride off on a bike.

Officers pursued and, according to police, the man got off the bike and drew a weapon. Police then fired on the man, injuring him. Police say they recovered a weapon at the scene.


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