According to officials, workers at the dealership called police around 2 p.m. because Schmidt appeared to be "under the influence" of something.
A police report showed Schmidt had multiple outstanding warrants and an extensive criminal history. Dispatch radioed the information back to the officers, including that the man had a caution alert placed on him, but a short time later shots were fired.
Breaking:Timothy Schmidt on way to Lake Co Jail. Police say he shot 2 Willoughby Hills cops. Released from the hospital minutes ago. @WEWSpic.twitter.com/MY5BO9Wyq9
The officers were wearing bulletproof vests and were released from the hospital days after the shooting.
Schmidt has been charged with two counts of attempted aggravated murder of a police officer, four counts of felonious assault of a police officer and resisting arrest. He was transported to the Lake County Jail.