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Ohio BCI investigating South Euclid officer-involved shooting after suspect crashes into police car; suspect at large

The incident happened at around 3 a.m. near Monticello Boulevard at South Green Road

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — An investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminals Investigation (BCI) is underway after an overnight police officer-involved shooting in South Euclid

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The suspect in the incident is currently at large. 

The incident happened at around 3 a.m. when police officers responded to the intersection of Monticello Boulevard at South Green Road after learning of a white vehicle stopped at the intersection.

Upon arriving on the scene, officers noticed a driver passed out behind the wheel with a gun in his lap. 

Moments later, the male placed the vehicle in drive and drove into a police car. 

After the suspect ignored the police's commands, one officer fired two rounds at the man. 

According to the South Euclid Chief of Police Joseph Mays, it is unknown if the gunshots hit the suspect because he fled the scene. 

Posted by South Euclid Police Department on Sunday, August 14, 2022

A short pursuit happened, but the police officers eventually lost the suspect. Cleveland Heights Police located the vehicle, but the driver fled on foot. 

At this time, the BCI will be investigating the officer-involved shooting. 

No other details have been released, stay with 3News as we learn more about this situation. 


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