Cleveland Police say a 60-year-old man shot through his door Tuesday morning when an apartment complex worker knocked and then shot through the door again when police arrived, prompting a SWAT response and alert to nearby Cleveland State University students. The apartment is across the street from CSU.
The first CSU emergency alert was sent at about 10:20 a.m., reporting gunfire inside Milton Manor Apartments in the 2300 block of Prospect Avenue. The street was closed between East 22nd Street and East 24th Street during the incident, preventing access to Prospect Garage, the university said.
Cleveland Police said officers responded to the complex at about 10 a.m. for a report of a male who shot through his apartment door when an apartment complex worker knocked on it. When police arrived, they knocked, and he again shot through the door.
Cleveland Police confirmed to News 5 that SWAT was called out to the location and took the man into custody after a TASER deployment. He was taken to this hospital for treatment.
The News 5 crew at the scene saw someone who was responsive being carried out of the building on a stretcher.
As of 11:30 a.m., Prospect Road had reopened and students were being let out of CSU buildings nearby, according to our crew at the scene.
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