Police release names of investigators in officer-involved shooting on Mapledale Avenue

Police release names of investigators in officer-involved shooting on Mapledale Avenue

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Police have released the names of the fiver officers from the officer-involved shooting on Mapledale on April 9. Only two of the five officers fired their weapons.

  • Sergeant Daniel Jopek (fired weapon)
  • Patrol Officer Rafael Carrucini (fired weapon)
  • Patrol Officer Theresa Cavett
  • Patrol Officer Alan Soros
  • Patrol Officer Michael Correa

The suspect involved in Sunday night's officer-involved shooting has died.

Jeffrey James Findlay, 30, passed away late Monday morning after being rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition.

"I was frightened. At first I thought it was fireworks and realized it was gunshots because of the rapid session," said neighbor Janice Macko.

Police were called to the 3800 block of Mapledale Avenue Sunday evening after a neighbor said she saw Findlay pointing something at his ex-girlfriend.

Police say Findlay was in the driveway in front of the home with a gun when they arrived.

"Officers tried to get the male to drop the gun, subsequent to that, shots were fired and the person went down from the shots being fired," said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.

Police gave Findlay first aid until EMS arrived. Neither of the two officers involved in the shooting were injured, according to police.

Jeff Findlay's older brother says he was a sweet kid, helped others, but was too stubborn and didn't like asking for help.

Neighbors say there had been issues between the couple in the past, but they never expected it to end like this.

"She had to be scared out of her mind," Macko said.

No police were injured Sunday night, but five officers involved have been placed on standard administrative leave until this is fully investigated.

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