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18-year-old man who allegedly pointed gun at Euclid police charged

18-year-old Kevin Idom is being charged with felonious assault.

EUCLID, Ohio — An 18-year-old Cleveland man has been charged after allegedly pointing a gun at police in Euclid prior to being shot in the leg by officers.

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Police say Kevin Idom was a passenger in a stolen Hyundai that was stopped by Euclid police on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. on Fox Avenue and East 22nd Street. 

Bodycam footage released by the police department shows Idom exiting the car and pointing a loaded handgun at two Euclid officers before one officer fired at the suspect, striking him in the leg.

Police rendered first aid to Idom immediately after taking him into custody. Police say Idom is currently being treated at a local hospital. 

A bond for Idom, who is being charged with felonious assault, has not yet been set. 

Per department policy, the officer who shot Idom has been placed on temporary administrative leave while the Ohio BCI investigates the incident.

A Euclid detective received a non-gunshot-related injury to his leg after the suspect's vehicle struck the unmarked car he was exiting. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment, but returned to work the same day. 

A 14-year-old passenger was also taken into custody without incident on Wednesday. Meanwhile, a 16-year-old suspect believed to be armed and dangerous fled the scene, but officials said he has since "peacefully" surrendered at the Euclid Police Department while being escorted by a family member.

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