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Cleveland police officer, teen injured in crash during pursuit with vehicle

Cleveland police officer hurt crash pursuit
Posted at 4:15 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 12:07:16-05

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland police officer and a teenage boy were injured after a pursuit in Downtown Cleveland Monday afternoon resulted in a crash, according to authorities.

Around 3:30 p.m., officers initiated a pursuit with a vehicle believed to be connected to the kidnapping of a 15-year-old boy, police said.

During the pursuit, a police car crashed near the area of East 9th Street and Superior Avenue after it was t-boned by a civilian vehicle.

The individual involved in the pursuit fled near the area of The Arcade on Euclid Avenue.

After a short search, the individual was detained, police said.

As a result of the crash, an officer sustained injuries.

Police said the 15-year-old boy, who they initially thought to be kidnapped, was apprehended after a foot pursuit.