Suspect fires several shots into Cleveland police van, takes off & torches getaway car (Surveillance)

Published: Sep. 12, 2023 at 5:22 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2023 at 7:22 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Police are looking for the suspect who fired several shots into a Cleveland Police Special Investigations Unit (SIU) van early Tuesday.

The bullets entered the driver’s side door, but the officer was not struck.

According to police, the shooting happened around 2 a.m. at the intersection of Superior Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive.

The suspect fled the scene in a gold Chevy Equinox.

Cleveland Fire Department officials say about 20 minutes later, they received calls for a car on fire in the area of W. 73rd Street and Guthrie Avenue.

19 News obtained surveillance footage of a suspect torching the SUV then running away.

The suspect remains on the loose and police are asking anyone with information to come forward.