Police release name of man accused of shooting at officers in Tremont

Police have released the name of the man accused of shooting at officers in Tremont on Friday. (Source: WOIO)
Police have released the name of the man accused of shooting at officers in Tremont on Friday. (Source: WOIO)
The Cleveland Police SWAT team is on-scene with helicopter support. (Source: WOIO)
The Cleveland Police SWAT team is on-scene with helicopter support. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Police have released the name of the man accused of shooting at officers in Tremont on Friday. 

Cleveland Police captured Derrick Lamar Anderson,20,  in the area of West 25th Street and Columbus Road.

The incident unfolded Friday after Anderson reportedly shot at police following a road rage incident that began on the Hope Memorial Bridge.

The shooter had a baby with him, but left the child in the car after he fled on foot from police.

"As officers approached the vehicle, a male exited the vehicle and then took off running on us. The officers were in foot pursuit of that male and chased the male down a hill, through some thick brush. At that time some shots were exchanged between the male and one of our officers and the officers withdrew, called for more cars, called for assistance and set - up a perimeter on that area," said Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.

Cleveland SWAT, Police and Fire appeared on-scene.

As the man hid in the brush, police used a helicopter with an infrared camera to pinpoint his location. Once he was spotted, police used dogs to flush him out and force his surrender.

The infant is with Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services.

Return to Cleveland 19 for more on this developing story.

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