Cleveland robbery suspect opens fire, shot by deputy


CLEVELAND (AP) – Authorities say a suspect shot at a deputy sheriff who intervened in a downtown Cleveland robbery, and the officer returned fire, shooting the suspect in the leg.

The shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. Monday on a busy street during rush hour. Authorities say the suspect has been hospitalized. His condition wasn’t immediately known. The Cuyahoga County sheriff’s deputy wasn’t injured.

A spokesman for the sheriff’s office confirmed the shooting but said he couldn’t provide further details.

He says the office is investigating. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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