Suspect identified in shooting at Willoughby Hills car dealership

Posted at 11:12 AM, Oct 02, 2017

Police have identified the man accused of shooting two Willoughby Hills police officers at a car dealership last week. 

Police identified the man as Timmothy Scott Schmidt of Willoughby Hills. 

Authorities say officers Cory Planisek, 26, and Craig Anderson, 52, were shot by Schmidt, who became 'irate' at the Classic BMW dealership on SOM Center Road Thursday. 

They were released over the weekend.

Workers at the dealership called police to respond because the 30-year-old man was yelling at employees and appeared to be "under the influence" of something.

Two officers were shot, as was the suspect. They were all taken to local hospitals and listed in stable condition. Both officers were wearing bullet-proof vests at the time of the shooting. 

"Craig Anderson was shot twice, once in the leg and under the ballistic vest. Planisek was shot in the groin area," said Willoughby Hills Police Chief Chris Collins.

The officers were released from the hospital over the weekend. "Considering everything they have been through they are in good spirits," added Collins.

Collins said several Classic BMW workers rushed to the aid of the officers and that might have saved their lives. "The immediate care, first aid is critical especially with the injuries they had," added Collins. 

According to the police report, the suspect had two outstanding warrants and an extensive criminal history. 

Schmidt is still in the hospital. Police have not yet filed charges against him.