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Suspect injured after being shot by Garfield Heights police; investigation under way

Officers say they shot a driver after their cruiser was rammed in to.
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Police car on the street at night

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Ohio BCI officials along with the Garfield Heights Police Department are investigating after officers fired at a vehicle while responding to a call early Sunday morning.

City authorities say they were called around 3:14 a.m. to an address on East 131st Street for reports of a disturbance and multiple shots being fired. When officers arrived, the driver of a Dodge Challenger allegedly accelerated and rammed into their police cruiser.

An officer fired his gun at the car and struck the driver, who was the only person inside. Officials say first aid was given to the suspect and they were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. Their condition is not known at this time.

Early reports in the investigation indicate the car involved in the incident was reported stolen and that at least one firearm was found inside. No officers were injured.

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