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Lorain County SWAT officer recovering in hospital after being shot in Sheffield Lake standoff

June 1, 2018 GMT

Lorain County SWAT officer recovering in hospital after being shot in Sheffield Lake standoff

SHEFFIELD LAKE, Ohio – A Lorain County SWAT team member is recovering in a hospital after he was shot during a nine-hour standoff Thursday in Sheffield Lake, police said.

The officer, whose name has not been released, was shot in the buttocks while SWAT team members were trying to breach the home on Oliver Street near Ferndale Avenue, Sheffield Lake Police Chief Tony Campo said.

The officer was flown by helicopter to MetroHealth in Cleveland. His injuries are not life-threatening, Campo said.

Martin L. Robinson, 39, was taken into custody when the standoff ended early Friday, Campo said.

U.S. Marshals, the Lorain County SWAT team, and local police officers went to the home to arrest Robinson on an active warrant out of Cuyahoga County, Campo said. Robinson is charged with carrying concealed weapons in two separate cases, according to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court records.

Robinson was also shot during the standoff, Campo said. Campo could not provide any information about Robinson’s injuries.

Robinson was taken to a hospital for treatment, but he has been released and is now in custody at the Cuyahoga County Jail, Campo said.

Authorities went to the house Thursday afternoon to take Robinson into custody, but he refused to surrender, Campo said.

Officers used a battering ram to breach a door, but Robinson exchanged gunfire with the officers, Campo said.

The officers retreated when the SWAT team member was shot. They spent eight more hours negotiating with Robinson before he surrendered about 12:30 a.m. Friday, Campo said.

Robinson has not yet been charged in connection with the standoff, Campo said.

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