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Cleveland police officer shot in arm early Sunday morning

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Posted at 7:50 AM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 10:19:49-05

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland police officer is recovering after being shot in the arm early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened in the 2300 block of East 61st Street around 3 a.m.

Officers were investigating a burglary alarm and checking a home for signs of entry after the 3 a.m. Saturday alarm, and one officer knocked on the door to check on the residents.

Police said shots were fired from inside the home and the officer sustained a gunshot wound to his bicep.

He was transported to University Hospitals by fellow officers, where he was later released.

According to Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Jeff Follmer, the officer is doing good.

Members of the SWAT team responded to the incident and a female was taken into custody at the scene, but it is unknown if she was the shooter.

The shooting remains under investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.