A police union official said the officer was chasing the male suspect on foot, and right before the suspect started to climb a fence the officer told him to put up his hands.
The suspect then reached into his waistband and pulled out a small handgun. The officer fired two shots.
The suspect's father says he is 32. He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center via EMS, and is listed in critical condition.
Sources tell us that the officer was new to the force.
Details are scarce at this time. Check back with us for more details on this developing story.
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