The suspect injured in a police shooting on Saturday was Randell Scott Jr., son of former Cleveland Councilwoman Sabra Pierce Scott and Cleveland Streets Commissioner Randell Scott.
The Cleveland Division of Police Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team is investigating the shooting, which happened around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at E. 93rd and Parmalee. The officers involved, five-year veterans Mark Worsencroft and Alfred Johnson, have been placed on administrative leave. Worsencroft fired the shot.
Police say that while officers were patrolling the E.93rd and Parmalee area Fifth District officers observed a male holding an open container of beer.
As the officers approached the male he was found to have a handgun in his waistband. The male was ordered to raise his hands, which he complied.
While officers continued to investigate the male lowered his hand towards his waist and the officer discharged his service weapon hitting the male once in the abdomen.
The suspect was conveyed to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he is being treated for his injuries. He is being made a named suspect in a Having Weapons While Intoxicated report. The suspect does have a valid Ohio CCW permit.
The Cleveland Division of Police Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team is conducting interviews and the facts of this investigation are to be presented to the Prosecutor's Officers for review.