Teen arrested for firing gun during pursuit

Teen arrested for firing gun during pursuit

The Cleveland Division of Police is currently investigating a case that involves a teen suspect firing a gun while being pursued by a Cleveland Police Sergeant.

This incident occurred on Saturday, March 14, in the area of E. 83rd and Golden Ave.

Around 9:45 a.m. a Third District Cleveland Police Sergeant was flagged down by a Cuyahoga County Protective Services Officer.

The officer informed the sergeant that she believed she observed a male with a firearm.

The sergeant attempted to detain the suspect and ordered him to stop.

Officers report that the suspect immediately began to run away while drawing a revolver from his waistband.

As the suspect male was running away and got out of the sight of the officers, a gunshot was heard.

Additional officers were dispatched to the area to search for the suspect.

Officers located the suspect, who was found hiding in the backyard of a home in the 2200 block of E. 87th Street.

The teen suspect was arrested and a loaded handgun was recovered.

Neither the suspect or any of the involved officers were injured from gunfire.

The teen was charged with discharging a firearm within city limits and carrying a concealed weapon.

Saturday's incident happened less than 24 hours after a triple shooting just one block away.  At this time there is no word on whether or not the incidents are  related.

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