Cop shoots, kills armed man during domestic violence call


EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — A police officer responding to a domestic violence call shot and killed an armed man during a struggle at a home in East Cleveland, authorities said.

A woman called police around 10 a.m. and said her ex-boyfriend possibly had a gun and was causing a disturbance. When officers arrived at the home, they saw the man trying to get into the woman’s car, where she was sitting, authorities said.

An officer noticed the butt of a gun in a security vest the man was wearing, and during a subsequent struggle the man reached for the gun, authorities said. The officer then fired at least one shot.

The wounded man was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead there a short time later. The officer was not injured.

The names of the man and the officer were not released.


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