CLEVELAND — Cleveland police are investigating a crash involving one of their own police cruisers at East 99th Street and St. Clair Avenue Thursday morning.
A police spokesperson said officers were following a vehicle down a dead end street after noticed it was driving erratically, but were not in a pursuit.
Officers exited their vehicles to investigate and saw the vehicle stop, with a female exiting the car and running up a driveway.
The vehicle then turned around, struck a parked vehicle, accelerated, hit a police cruiser, back up and stroke two police cruisers again, according to police.
Officials said the vehicle drove towards officers standing on the curb and at that time an officer fired his weapon.
East 99th south of St. Clair. CPD cruiser heavily damaged and witness says she heard 6 shots. One person just taken from the backseat of a cruiser by EMS. That person up walking. Awaiting updates from CPD pic.twitter.com/jAP80v3Ixm— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) May 9, 2019
Myron Lashawn William Leeth, 34, was not struck by gunfire and was taken into custody.
There is damage on the left side of the police cruiser that is completely smashed. The other car involved is heavily damaged.
A witness on scene who lives nearby says she heard six shots.
Leeth was transported to University Hospitals in stable condition.
No officers were injured.