SOLON -- The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office has revealed the identity ofa police invovled shooting victim.
He isKevin 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.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigationis investigating the fatal shooting involving police during a traffic stop Sunday night.
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.
The state agency took over the investigation overnight.
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."
"The incident is being investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). 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 Department's Use of Force Investigation team, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office and the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office."
"This process will take several weeks."
Mayor Susan A. Drucker expressed her concerns: "While a lost life is always tragic, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the party involved, I am at the least very happy that both of our officers were able to be released from the hospital home to their families this morning. The welfare of all City employees is paramount to me, and I would like to publicly express my concern and support for the well-being of the officers."
"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."
Chief Viland also expressed his condolences for the family of the other party involved.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots in the area of Sunnywood Drive and Bainbridge Road just before 10 p.m.
Officers stopped a car at at about 9:45 p.m. at Bainbridge Road and Sharondale Drive. During the stop, the driver sped away from police, turning onto Sunnywood Drive, where he crashed.
The man opened fire on police when they approached the area of the crash.
Channel 3 crews at the scene Sunday night said officers were surrounding what appeared to be a body covered by a white tarp.
Witnesses who contacted WKYC said ambulances did show up at the scene, but left a few minutes later.
Just before 4:30 a.m., the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office removedBailey from the scene.
Stay with Channel 3 and wkyc.com for the latest on this developing story.