An armed bank robbery and subsequent chase in Garfield Heights Thursday morning ended with a police officer and K-9 injured, one suspect dead, and three others hospitalized.
The events started when Garfield Heights police responded to a robbery call around 9:14 a.m. for two armed suspects inside the U.S. Bank on Turney Road.
After taking an undisclosed amount of money, the suspects fled in a car but were intercepted by officers near Turney and Granger roads.
Two police cruisers were struck by the suspect vehicle near East 135th Street and Granger Road. An officer and a K-9 unit were both transported to nearby hospitals, authorities said.
The suspects continued driving eastbound on Granger Road until they hit a car on Libby Road in Maple Heights. Two of the suspects were taken into custody and then transported to MetroHealth Medical Center.
A third suspect, later identified as Gabriele William Benter, 17, was transported to Marymount Hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.
Police said a fourth person from the other car that was struck was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities have not released the charges of the suspects.