Off-duty officer placed on leave after deadly weekend shooting, victim ID'd

The suspect attacked the officer outside of the Corner Alley in University Circle. (Source: WOIO)
The suspect attacked the officer outside of the Corner Alley in University Circle. (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The man shot and killed by Cleveland Police Sgt. Dean Graziolli has been identified as Thomas Yatsko.

The 21-year-old was shot Jan. 13, outside the Corner Alley in University Circle.

Graziolli, who is assigned to the Fifth District, was working a second job as a security officer at the time of the shooting.

He has since been placed on administrative leave.

A police department press release says that there was a fight between several males, and the officer escorted them off the property.

One of the men, Yatsko, returned and fought with Sgt. Graziolli, physically assaulting him.

According to the press release, the officer fired his gun, hitting Yatsko.

He died at University Hospitals.

New 911 calls from the incident were released on Tuesday.

"An off-duty CPD, like security he was in an altercation outside. I'm not sure what happened, I know there's blood everywhere and I don't know the guy's on the ground," One caller told a dispatcher.

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