Richmond Heights officer shot over weekend ID'd

Posted at 1:33 PM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 13:33:01-05

Richmond Heights police have identified the officer shot Sunday by a former Cleveland Clinic employee.

Michael Gerl, a 19-year veteran for the Richmond Heights Police Department, was identified as the officer shot. 

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner identified the suspect who shot Gerl as 46-year-old Carlumandarlo Zaramo.

Richmond Heights police chief Gene Rowe said officers responded to the Geraldine Avenue home around 7 p.m. for a report of a suicidal man. The man spoke with officers inside the home and agreed to be transported to a hospital. 

However, as he was gathering clothing, he took out a gun and shot the sergeant in the chest, Rowe said. A second officer in the home returned gun fire, killing Zaramo, according to investigators.


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