NewsLocal NewsCuyahoga County


Parma Heights detective shot in the leg during traffic stop released from hospital

Posted at 7:23 PM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 19:23:12-04

The Parma Heights detective who was shot in the leg during a traffic stop was released from the hospital on Sunday afternoon after undergoing surgery on Thursday.

A Parma Heights police spokesman said Detective Luke Berry, 25, is doing well.

"Given what he's been through we are all happy with where he is at both physically and mentally," the Parma Heights police spokesman said in a statement to News 5.

During the incident, Berry, who was assisting Parma police officer Peter Shepetiak with the traffic stop, was shot by 29-year-old Jonathan Legg, according to a Parma Police news release. Berry and Shepetiak returned fire and struck Legg several times. Legg died at a nearby hospital after the incident.

The Parma Police Department is working with special agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations to reconstruct the events leading up to the shooting at the corner of Stumph and Huffman roads in Parma.

Both the Parma Heights detective and the Parma officer were placed on administrative leave, per protocol.