WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) – Police have identified the man fatally shot by an officer during a confrontation in a parking lot outside of Cleveland.
Willoughby police on Thursday identified the man as 38-year-old Frank Sandor, of Cleveland. Police say Sandor was shot Wednesday afternoon after he refused to get out of his car, drove in reverse and knocked over a police motorcycle, slightly injuring an officer. Sandor and the officer both are white.
Police say an officer fired shots to protect the public. Sandor sped off after being shot and crashed in a parking lot across the street.
Sandor’s car had been reported stolen from Brunswick. Records show he had felony warrants for drug possession and receiving stolen property.
The two officers haven’t been identified. Willoughby Police Chief Jack Beckwith says they’re veteran officers.