- Associated Press - Friday, April 10, 2020

An off-duty Cleveland police officer fatally shot a man during an incident that also left a teenage boy injured, authorities said.

The officer was on his way to work Thursday when he saw the man and the teen engaged in what he believed was criminal activity, a city police spokeswoman said, though further details about the incident were not disclosed.

The officer left the area but soon encountered the duo around 2 p.m. as they drove on a city roadway, the spokeswoman said. The man or teen then pointed a gun at the officer, though it wasn’t clear if they fired any shots, and the officer fired at least one shot, the spokeswoman said.

The 24-year-old man who was driving the car then crashed it into a cemetery fence, and the 17-year-old boy ran off but was later captured. Both were taken to a hospital, where the man soon died and the boy was listed in stable condition.

The officer was not injured. His name and the names of the man and the teen were not released.



The shooting remains under investigation.

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