Suspect shot by Cleveland police sergeant after shots fired outside Cudell nightclub

Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 1:54 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland police said a sergeant shot a 34-year-old man early Saturday morning who was suspected in a separate shooting outside a Cudell nightclub.

Police say officers responded around 2:35 a.m. to the 9700 block of Madison Avenue for a shooting involving an on-duty Cleveland Police Sergeant.

The victim and suspect in this incident were found with gunshot wounds, police say.

Police say there was an altercation inside Belinda’s Night Club on Madison Avenue between the suspect and the victim.

The suspect and the victim fought outside of the club, according to police, and the victim ran away.

The suspect began chasing and shooting at the victim, police say.

According to police, the First District Cleveland Police sergeant was in a zone car outside of the club when he observed the suspect shooting at the victim.

Police say the sergeant gave verbal commands to the suspect to drop the firearm and fired rounds striking the suspect, police say.

EMS took the suspect and victim, a 28-year-old man, MetroHealth Medical Center.

The involved officer will be placed on administrative leave, according to Cleveland Police Protocol.

The shooting remains under investigation.