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East Cleveland police officer shoots man; officer not injured, chief says

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Posted at 8:37 AM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 11:57:59-04

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — An East Cleveland police officer shot a man on North Taylor Road in East Cleveland on Friday, Chief of Police Scott P. Gardner confirmed to News 5.

Officers responded at approximately 5:57 a.m. to the 1700 block of North Taylor Road for a vehicle playing loud music.

The vehicle was reported stolen out of Cleveland, police said.

Gardner said at one point during the encounter with the male occupant of the stolen vehicle, shots were fired and the male occupant was struck.

The man who was shot by the police officer was transported to University Hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The officer who fired his service weapon was not injured. The officer has been placed on administrative leave, per department policy.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will lead the investigation of the shooting.

No further details were given by the department.

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