BREAKING: Ohio SWAT Officer Shot In Gunfight With Former Corrections Officer


A SWAT officer was shot in Sheffield Lake.

Sheffield Lake, OH - A SWAT officer was shot Thursday night while attempting to apprehend a fugitive wanted on weapons charges.

The incident started with officers monitoring the residence since 10 a.m. Thursday, according to

Officers knocked at 3 p.m. but there was no answer.

At around 8:30 p.m., SWAT made entry with two warrants, and the suspect opened fire on them.

A Sheffield Lake SWAT officer was shot in the gunfight. Officers returned fire, but it's unknown if the suspect was hit.

The officer has been airlifted to MetroHealth Medical Center. His condition has not been released, but WJW reporter Peggy Gallek reports that the officer is expected to be "OK."

WEWS reporter Amanda VanAllen reports that the fugitive is a former corrections officer.

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Comments (8)

Don't know this corrections officer's story as to why he'd want to shoot a cop, but maybe they'll stick him in the same prison he was a corrections officer in, chances are he was an asshole to the prisoners there. Maybe they'll teach him a valuable life lesson once there.

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Happy to hear that the officer will be OK!


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