Officer involved shooting death on Cleveland's east side ruled a homicide | News
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO)- The victim in a deadly officer-involved shooting on Cleveland's east side Tuesday night has been identified as 23-year old Willie Sudduth.
The shooting happened just before 10PM at the Sunoco at East 93rd and Mariah.
Four undercover Vice Officers in an unmarked car noticed two men running out of the gas station. It looked suspicious, so they followed the men to East 93rd and Raymond.
The officers saw one man crouch down and shoot at an unknown third person.
"He fired several shots at the individual," said Cleveland Police Sgt. Sammy Morris. "Cops came in, told the guy to drop the gun. At which time, the individual turned and fired two shots at detectives. They returned fire."
He was shot five times. Sudduth was taken to Metro, where he died. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner has ruled his death a homicide.
The second man who was with him is in custody, under arrest for a separate warrant.
An investigation is underway.
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