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Woodmere officer shoots person during foot pursuit near shopping center, police say

Woodmere shooting
Posted at 2:32 PM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-08 09:08:21-04

WOODMERE, Ohio — A Woodmere police officer shot a person during a pursuit near a shopping center Thursday afternoon, according to authorities.

Police presence was observed in the 3600 block of Brainard Road. The scene of the incident is just behind the CVS and the busy shopping center off of Chagrin Boulevard.

Police said they received a call that there was a person at Eton Chagrin Boulevard shopping center with a weapon. Officers responded and said they saw a person with the weapon once on scene and pursued them.

The person police say had a weapon did not fire a shot, but the officer that was involved ordered the person to raise their hands and they refused.

According to police, when the person refused to raise their hands, a scuffle ensued and the person fled.

Police said the officer chased the person on foot from the Eton shopping center until Brainard Road when the officer shot the person. The shooting allegedly occurred after the officer told the person to drop their weapon and they lifted the weapon instead.

City officials said that no Woodmere police officers were injured in the incident but that an ambulance was called to the scene for the person the officer shot. The person was transported to a nearby hospital but their condition is unknown at this time.

Brainard Road has been closed between Chagrin Boulevard and Harvard Avenue, according to Cuyahoga County executives.

This is a developing story that will be updated with more information as it becomes available.

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