Cleveland police officer shoots, kills suspect

Photo courtesy of WEWS-TV in Cleveland
Photo courtesy of WEWS-TV in Cleveland

CLEVELAND (AP) – A Cleveland police sergeant has shot and killed a man who reportedly pointed a gun at him as he was responding to a gunfire complaint.

Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says the sergeant fired three shots Tuesday after repeatedly ordering the man to drop a handgun. The shooting occurred shortly after 9:15 a.m.

Williams says the officer was slowly driving down a street on Cleveland’s east side when a man with a gun approached him. The sergeant began backing up his police cruiser but the man kept walking toward him and the officer shot him from inside his cruiser. Police recovered a revolver at the scene.

It was the first fatal police shooting in Cleveland since two people were shot and killed in a hail of gunfire in November 2012.

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