Police offer reward to help find driver who fled after striking Cleveland officer

Police offer reward to help find driver who fled after striking Cleveland officer
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland police are offering a $7,500 reward for information leading to the conviction of a hit-and-run driver who fled after striking an officer on July 6.

The hit-skip incident occurred at approximately 4 a.m. near the intersection of West 9th Street and Superior Avenue, police say.

The driver fled in a 2019 white Jeep Compass, which should now have heavy front-end damage.

According to Cleveland police, the officer remains hospitalized with multiple broken ribs.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should call the Third District Detective Bureau at 216-623-5318. Information can also be provided to Crimstoppers by calling or texting 216-25-CRIME.

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