Maple Heights police chase, shoot suspect on Northfield Road near I-480; Ohio BCI investigating

Maple Heights police chase, shoot suspect on Northfield Road near I-480; Ohio BCI investigating

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) agents are investigating a police chase that ended with an officer involved shooting.

BCI investigating Maple Heights officer involved shooting.
BCI investigating Maple Heights officer involved shooting. (Source: WOIO)

Wednesday afternoon, authorities released surveillance camera video from a near-by business from the moment that vehicle crashed into the unoccupied business.

According to Maple Heights police, around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responded to shots fired into a home in the 19400 block of Raymond Street.

Mickey Benefield lives just 2 houses down from the house that was targeted.

“It sounded like it’s right in front of your house, like it’s going through your house and it sounded like real big guns,” Benefield said, “I was just laying down watching TV and it literally sounded like somebody just dropped a couple of bombs.”

Officers said this was the second night in a row shots were fired into that home.

Nobody was injured in either shooting, said police.

When officers arrived at the home, they said the shooter drove back to the scene, saw the officers and sped off.

Officers said they pursued the vehicle eastbound on Raymond Street toward Bedford Heights.

The chase went down Raymond Street to Northfield Road, where the vehicle crashed into a building in the 5000 block of Northfield Road in Bedford Heights.

Maple Heights police chase, shoot suspect on Northfield Road near I-480; Ohio BCI investigating

When the driver exited the vehicle, officers said he was armed with an AR-15 pistol and took off running.

Officer chased him on foot and shots were fired along Northfield Road near I-480.

Officers said the suspect was struck in the leg.

Officers placed a tourniquet on his leg to stop the bleeding until EMS transported him to a local hospital.

A female passenger in the suspect’s vehicle was also transported to a local hospital for injuries suffered in the car accident.

No officers were injured.

At this time, no charges have been filed and no names are being released.

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