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East Cleveland police release body cam video from officer-involved shooting

June 18, 2018 GMT

East Cleveland police release body cam video from officer-involved shooting

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Video released from an East Cleveland police body camera shows officers struggling with a male suspect Sunday in an incident in which at least one shot was fired by an officer.

WJW Channel 8 obtained the body cam video on Sunday. The video could not be obtained independently by cleveland.com late Sunday night. (See the video from WJW below.)

The video shows officers trying to subdue the suspect, even after at least one shot reportedly was fired.

WKYC Channel 3 reports the suspect was hit twice by shots fired by officers. He was taken to University Hospitals but his condition is unknown.

The two officers involve also were injured. One has an orbital eye fracture and the other a broken hand, WJW reports.

Police were called to the 1800 block of Beersford Road because the suspect was seen choking a woman, according to reports. The female victim is in a hospital in critical condition at University Hospitals, WEWS Channel 5 reports.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting.

 

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