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Off-duty University Hospitals police officer shot and robbed in East Cleveland

Posted at 3:06 PM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 15:59:36-04

An off-duty University Hospitals police officer was shot while withdrawing money on Monday.

The officer was withdrawing money from the US Bank located at 1813 Forest Hill Boulevard around 7:40 a.m. when an unknown person approached him with a gun already out, according to East Cleveland police.

Police said the robber demanded the officer's property, taking his badge, wallet and the off-duty weapon. The officer was shot during the interaction, according to police

Officers said they are pulling video from the area and interviewing other witnesses.