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UPDATE: Euclid police say man was driving at officer who shot at him before chase, crash on I-90

Posted at 3:12 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 15:11:59-04

EUCLID, Ohio — On Friday, the Euclid Police Department gave an update on an officer-involved shooting that led to a chase and eventually a crash on I-90 Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday, officers were investigating a hit-skip crash on Lakeland Boulevard when officers heard gunshots coming from a nearby lounge.

When officers arrived, police met with a man standing in the back of the parking lot. After initially stopping, the man got into a car and drove toward a marked cruiser with its overhead lights activated in the driveway to the parking lot.

The man stopped again but accelerated toward an officer who was on foot near the driveway area.

Euclid police said the officer fired multiple rounds at the man as the officer moved out of the way of the oncoming vehicle.

This prompted a chase as the man continued down the wrong way on Lakeland Boulevard, before entering I-90, traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes.

After traveling approximately two miles in the wrong direction, the suspect vehicle went over the median barrier and into the westbound lanes, striking a guardrail where it finally came to a stop. The crash closed the westbound lanes of I-90 for several hours.

Police gave medical aid to the man until EMS arrived. The man was transported to an area hospital for injuries, including a gunshot wound. Police said one party was transported with unknown injuries.

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) responded to the scene to investigate.

“We ask for patience while the outside investigation is being completed. The Officer has been placed on paid administrative leave,” police said.

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