SOLON -- Sunday night's shooting that resulted in the death of a suspect is being investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
They say releases of specific investigative information, including identities of involved parties, will be through their Public Information Officer.
It is expected that, after the investigation is completed, the results will be reviewed by the Solon Police Department's Use of Force Investigation team, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office.
Mid-Monday, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office revealed the identity of a police-involved shooting victim as Kevin M. Bailey, 22, of Sylvania Township.
Bailey was due in Toledo Municipal court March 27 on charges of drug abuse, possession and use of a controlled substance, having firearms in a motor vehicle, knowingly transporting a loading firearm, and obstructing official business, according to Toledo Municipal Court records.
Just before 5 p.m. Monday, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner released the official report on Bailey's cause of death: it was ruled a homicide and Bailey sustained four gunshot wounds to the head, torso and extremities.
Just after noon Monday, the Solon Police Department released its preliminary report:
"On March 17, 2013, just after 9:45 p.m. in the intersection of Bainbridge Road and Sunnywood Drive, officers of the Solon Police Department attempted to stop a suspect vehicle that had fled the scene of a routine traffic stop just a quarter mile down the road."
"The suspect vehicle was disabled after driving over a curb. Before the police officers could exit their cruisers, they came under immediate gun fire from the suspect who shot rounds through both police cars."
"One officer took rounds to both the chest and left arm, but was wearing a bulletproof vest. The suspect succumbed to return fire and was deceased at the scene."
"Both involved officers were treated and released from the Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Emergency Department early Sunday morning; they have been placed on administrative leave while the incident is under review."
This process will take several weeks.
"We are working very closely with BCI and the Medical Examiner," said Chief Christopher P. Viland, "we expect a full and complete investigation and await what we feel will be positive results. We will also be in the process of providing appropriate counseling for all involved employees. This is one of those events that no one thinks will ever happen in the suburbs. It is what we train for but hope won't come to pass."
Viland also expressed his condolences for the family of the other party involved.