CLEVELAND -- Police say no arrests have been made as they continue the search for a man in the shooting of an on-duty officer.
The officer survived after being shot while on patrol on Addison Avenue on Cleveland's east side on Monday.
Police spokesman Sgt. Sammy Morris said the officer was on one-man patrol, checking abandoned buildings when he encountered a suspect with a gun tucked in his waistband.
Morris said the officer drew his gun, struggled with the suspect and was hit in the vest by a shot before firing three shots at the fleeing suspect.
The officer was treated and released at the hospital. His body armor is being credited with saving his life.
The suspect is described as a young, male approximately 5'8" and weighting 115 to 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie with a gray shirt.