Vigil for man struck and killed by police cruiser

Vigil for man struck and killed by police cruiser
Christopher Kimble was a father of two. (Source: Family)

EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Family and friends are holding a vigil for 22-year-old Christopher Kimble, who was killed after being struck by an East Cleveland police cruiser.

The vigil is set for 6 p.m. at the Shell Gas Station on Euclid and Superior Avenue in East Cleveland.

An officer was responding to an accident with injuries on Euclid and Delmont when Kimble was struck as he was crossing Superior Avenue around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 3. Police said the officer had on his flashing lights.

Kimble was a father of two. His uncle, L.J. Moore, said he was upset with how police handled the situation. 

"They disregarded him afterwards. No immediate attention. No help or nothing. We haven't gotten no contact from the city. We found my nephew on our own. The coroner has never contacted us. The coroner didn't even let my sister view her son to identify him," Moore.

Because the officer involved in the accident is an East Cleveland Police Officer the Ohio State Highway Patrol was contacted to conduct the investigation. They have not released an update on the investigation.

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