NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — The North Olmsted Police Department has provided more information about Monday's attempted robbery of a Starbucks, including dashcam video that shows the suspect shooting at officers.
Police have identified the suspect as 30-year-old Dominque M. Hullum of Cleveland. He was arrested after allegedly shooting at police officers following a situation that started at around 8 a.m. Monday at a Starbucks in the 27100 block of Lorain Road.
A witness told police that a male subject entered the store with a gun and began to tell people to get on the ground, which surveillance video from the scene shows as well.
"He's after money, he wants it now, he wants no inference, and he wants to leave," security expert Tim Dimoff told 3News, adding he could tell the suspect looked "edgy."
As the man gave the orders, those inside the store fully complied, exactly what the needed to do.
"It's actually good that he verbalized that," Dimoff said, "because now they have instructions on how not to get hurt. ... If you want to play hero in those situations, do nothing, but start to look at that criminal head to toe [for] what color shoes, pants, shirt, tattoos."
Officers responded to the scene as the suspect fled on foot. Dashcam video shows police tracking down the suspect at the area of Dover Center Road and Brookpark Extension. The police vehicle nudges the suspect, who then turns and fires at officers.
"The suspect encountered a police officer at Dover Center Road and Brookpark Extension and fired several shots at the officer," North Olmsted police officials said in their press release of the incident. "The officer returned fire as the male entered a car in that area and traveled north on Dover Center Road. The subject was followed by numerous members of the North Olmsted Police Department before finally stopping behind a residence on Kingston Circle. Once stopped, the suspect again fired at officers, causing the officers to return fire. Officers from North Olmsted and Westlake were eventually able to take the male into custody."
Police say Hullum was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but authorities did not provide any additional information about his condition. He has been charged with aggravated robbery.
"I can almost guarantee he had been there several times," Dimoff said, "and he wanted to see what he could get a way with."