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One Cleveland Officer Fired 30-40 Rounds After Chase

December 05, 2012  | 

Screenshot via Fox News Cleveland.
Screenshot via Fox News Cleveland.

One of the Cleveland Police officers involved in the fatal shooting of two suspects Thursday night fired 30 to 40 rounds, a lawyer representing the officers said Tuesday.

That would mean the officer had to reload his handgun at least once.

Attorney Pat D'Angelo said another officer fired 17 rounds and a third fired 12 times at the end of a high-speed car chase. Some of the officers, he added, had been warned that the suspects were armed and were under the perception that shots had been fired at officers.

"He was fighting for his life and fighting to protect other officers," D'Angelo said of the officer who fired at least 30 rounds into the car the suspects had driven on a 25-minute chase.

Read the full Cleveland Plain Dealer story.

Related:

Ohio Officers Under Fire for Deadly Pursuit Shooting

Tags: Vehicle Pursuits, Cleveland Division of Police, Officer Involved Shootings, Deadly Force, Cleveland Pursuit Shooting


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Nichole @ 12/10/2012 3:32 AM

I don't understand the mentality behind the firing. While I realize 30 rounds may seem excessive, there were two people in the car, meaning that there could have been two guns at least. And I say that realizing they haven't found a gun or any casings inside the car, but all responding officers were still under the assumption that someone inside the car had fired shots from the car.

So you're punishing an officer who was under duress and essentially doing his job. Stopping two criminals who were running from the police and who were suspected of firing shots from the car. He was protecting himself, other officers, and other civilians.

Bottom line, they shouldn't have run from the police. If they are all innocent as their families claim, then why do both have criminal records and why were both running from the cops? Why?

I have a feeling this won't be the only firing from this case and it's a shame that will most likely be the case. Cops do their jobs, criminals come out on top. Go figure.

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