Police officers shot and killed a man who was waving a gun in public and firing the weapon, according to police.
The incident occurred at around 3:30 p.m. not far from FirstEnergy Stadium, where the Browns were playing the Ravens.
Jeff Follmer, the President of the C.P.P.A. (the police patrolman’s union) said the officers approached the suspect and told him to put the gun down, which he complied with, but he then picked the gun back up and started shooting at officers; the officers returned fire, striking the man.
It’s unclear how many shots were actually fired by the suspect and by police, but 19 News counted at least 79 evidence markers which include not just bullet casing but all evidence at the scene that will become part of the investigation.
No officers were injured.
The state’s crime lab, BCI & I was on the scene for hours collecting all the evidence in the case.
Local BLM organization tried to make this shooting another “George Floyd” case but the video was released today and it seems that the police officers did tell the truth!
In the video, police take down the suspect waving a gun in 18 seconds.
To the left, we see two pedestrians walking towards the Oswald Center and away from Horton. At the bottom right, a Cleveland Division of Police cruiser slowly closes in.
You can audibly hear as police tell the suspect to drop his weapon, shouting, “Drop it. Put it down, put it down now.” Horton seems to comply as we see and hear the gun drop.
But then Horton than goes back for the gun as police on the right move in. One officer has his sidearm out. Cleveland Division of Police officers carry Glocks typically with 17 rounds and defensive rounds.
Police continue to yell put it down. Horton takes a firing stance. Police say Horton fired first.
WATCH (warning: graphic video)
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The shooting investigation will be handled by the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s office.
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