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Shots fired at erratic driver who hit 2 Cleveland police cruisers, CPPA president says

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Posted at 6:16 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 21:02:55-04

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.

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.