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No weapons found inside van driven by man shot and killed by Strongsville police after chase on I-71

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Posted at 9:51 AM, Mar 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-09 13:39:36-05

No weapons were found in the car involved in a high-speed chase that ended in a police-involved shooting on Interstate 71 this week. 

The Ohio Bureau of Investigations Unit conducted a search of the van and found no weapons inside. However, the BCI is still investigating if the vehicle was used a weapon.

Roy Evans, of Lorain, was fatally shot by a Strongsville police officer following the chase on Interstate 71 Tuesday.

The chase started after Strongsville police attempted to stop the van for a traffic violation on Pearl Road around 2:30 a.m. The driver failed to stop and continued to speed, police said.

The pursuit ended at I-271 and I-71. A Strongsville officer fired his weapon at least one time, killing Evans. 

Also inside the passenger van was a woman and three children who were not physically injured.

Evans' passenger was identified as Amanda Pauley.

Several other agencies responded to the scene including Medina Township police, Brunswick police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. 

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