Deadly Cleveland police shooting to be re-enacted

East Cleveland police Chief Ralph Spotts has confirmed to Channel 3 News reporter A.J. Ross that the area around Heritage Middle School, where the deadly November 2012 Cleveland police chase ended, will be blocked off Saturday morning by Cuyahoga County sheriff's deputies.

Spotts would not go into specifics as to why the area will be closed to traffic; however, other sources close to the investigation say Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty is planning to re-enact the deadly shooting scene and will bring out every piece of evidence, including the police cars and bullet riddled car Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams were riding in.

A grand jury is considering whether any criminal charges will be filed against any of the officers involved in the deadly shooting.

A prior investigation by Attorney General Mike DeWine's office determined Russell and Williams died in a hail of gunfire with 137 shots fired at their car. DeWine's investigation also determined that Russell and Williams were not armed.

WKYC has reached out to the Cuyahoga County prosecutor's office for additional details. WKYC went to Heritage Middle School to speak with administrators. The front office staff said they were not aware of the planned re-enactment.

Stay with WKYC for further developments.


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