WILLOUGHBY, OH (WOIO) - The man fatally shot by police in a Willoughby shopping center parking lot has been identified.
When officers asked Frank Sandor, of Cleveland, to exit his vehicle at an area Lowe's, they say he threw the vehicle in reverse, struck an officer, and ran over a police motorcycle. Willoughby Police Chief Jack Beckwith says two officers were checking the driver out because of a call from a person familiar with the driver.
Sandor had what police describe as multiple outstanding warrants.
"Ultimately, one of our officers fired shots at the individual," Beckwith said. "The vehicle was still able to speed away through the parking lot and crashed into a lot across the street on Euclid Avenue."
Sandor died at the scene.
Bullet holes were left in the windshield.
"There is no indication of any shots fired by the suspect," Beckwith said.
Sandor was driving a stolen car and he had two felony warrants for dangerous drugs and escape, police said. They say he also had several warrants from Rocky River.
Video of the incident posted online appears to show three shots being fired at the vehicle.
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The officer that was injured was treated and released from a local hospital.
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