CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A man has died Thursday after being shot at close range by a Cuyahoga County sheriff's deputy.
According to witness, video and police accounts, the 38-year-old suspect lunged at the deputy and attempted to attack him while the pair was on the berm of I-90 east between the West 117th Street and West Boulevard exits.
Witnesses report they tried to help the man prior to police arriving, but became afraid given the man's erratic behavior and claims that he was a child molester on "PCP."
The man was reportedly shocked by a Taser several times by the deputy and failed to listen to commands, which led up to the shooting.
The eastbound lanes of I-90 were shut down around 7:30 p.m. Thursday following the shooting, as police began their investigation and tended to the suspect, who was taken to MetroHealth hospital. .
The Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office issued the following statement late Thursday night regarding the shooting:
Return to Cleveland 19 for updates on this developing story.