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Man fatally shot after attacking CMHA police officer on Cleveland's west side

The investigation into the shooting is being led by the Cleveland Division of Police.

CLEVELAND — A 32-year-old man is dead after being shot by a Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) police officer early on Monday.

According to a statement from CMHA, an officer responded to a call for assistance at Riverside Park on the city's west side when he was flagged down by the 32-year-old man.

CMHA says its officer stopped to assist, but was then suddenly attacked by the man. The officer first deployed his taser, but then fired his gun when the man continued to attack him.

The 32-year-old man, identified as Maalik Roquemore of Cleveland, was taken to Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital by EMS, where he was later pronounced dead. The officer was also treated for injuries suffered during the attack.

CMHA states it is fully cooperating with the Cleveland Division of Police, which is leading the investigation. They add that the incident was captured by the officer's body worn camera and the video will be released no later than Wednesday, per CMHA policy. 

This is a developing story. Stay with 3News for more details as they become available.


Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Sept. 4, 2022.

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