VIDEO: Police Take Out Rapist As He's Beating Victim

East Cleveland police shot an armed rapist on Tuesday who had been pistol-whipping his victim.

East Cleveland, OH – An alleged rape suspect was fatally shot by police on Tuesday as he pistol-whipped a frantic woman and pointed a handgun at her head (video below).

The incident began at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Nov. 5 when East Cleveland police received a report of a rape in progress at 13855 Superior Avenue, WOIO reported.

Officers were told that a male suspect had already shot a female victim in the arm, according to WKYC.

Cell phone footage showed the officers as they confronted the irate, shirtless suspect outside an apartment building.

The victim, who was wearing a blue shirt, was lying on the ground by the armed man’s feet.

One officer had parked his patrol vehicle on the apartment lawn, and he and his partner used the vehicle as partial coverage as they repeatedly ordered the suspect to drop his gun, bodycam footage showed.

But the gunman ignored their commands and began dragging the woman across the grass by her hair, the cell phone video showed.

She rose to a sitting position and appeared to cover her face with her arms, but she did not stand up.

The attacker then swung back, struck her in the face with his gun, and pointed the weapon at her head, the cell phone footage showed.

At the same moment, the officers opened fire on the suspect.

The frantic woman remained on the ground as she pushed herself back towards the patrol vehicle.

Despite having been shot several times, the gunman remained on his feet with the gun firmly gripped in his hand for another 14 seconds.

He stood over the victim once more and raised his arm as if to strike her again, but then fell backwards onto the grass, the cell phone video showed.

The woman was then able to get to her feet and ran to the opposite side of the patrol vehicle.

The gunman landed with his arms out to his sides, and did not appear to make any movements in the moments that followed.

The suspect was transported to University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, WOIO reported.

The female victim was also rushed to the hospital to be treated for the wounds and injuries caused by her attacker.

The Ohio Attorney General’s Office Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been contacted regarding the officer-involved shooting, WOIO reported.

The officers involved in the altercation have been placed on paid administrative leave, as per protocol, according to WKYC.

You can see video of the officers’ encounter with the gunman in the videos below.

Comments (101)
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Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Good job LEOs!! Saved the tax payers a lot of money by putting that piece of shit down!!!

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

Job Done! Good guys win!

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Good Shoot, soooooo when are the Riots starting?

beyondpissedoff
beyondpissedoff

Another breeder off the streets, another happy day!

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Oh Man, and he was JUST about to 'Give Up Rapin'. And going to college in the fall to become a Family councilor too. So sad...LMAO, GOOD Shooting but the PD there sure needs to find BETTER AMMO, should have only taken TWO SHOTS.

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

Waiting for the defensive statements of this POS, you know who you are, let’s hear it

uncabubba
uncabubba

How long before his baby mommas and family sue for his death? I'm sure he was an honor student too.

bubbak9
bubbak9

This is a perfect answer to all those Idiots that always say after a LEO shooting, "Why did the Cop shoot more than once".

LawLover
LawLover

Good job by law enforcement, but I await the baby pictures of the deceased rapist and the family protests that it was all a mistake and he was trying to help the victim cross the street.

bluesupporter001
bluesupporter001

Good job officers!

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

My only criticism here would be that he didn't dump more rounds into that rapist fuckface until he dropped. He still could've got a shot off.

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

But I'm going to reserve judgement until our two experts weigh in....

flybynight
flybynight

Breeders Lives Matter. 🙄

nunyadamnbiznezz
nunyadamnbiznezz

I feel for the guy yelling that it's his momma.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Any idiot liberal lawmaker who thinks a magazine with 10 rounds is too much should take the lace of that woman on the ground.

Mart51
Mart51

Now watch the gunman's family try to sue the police and the officer saying, " but he was a good man and you should not have shot him". Kudos to the police for saving that woman's life.

Desi90802
Desi90802

Great job officers!! One less piece of shit off the streets.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Are women so desperate that the SETTLE for men (term loosely said) who abuse them? I'm sure it wasn't the first time nor the first woman he did it to. Take the pill, don't settle for just anyone just to have a man around. Have some respect for yourselves.... He's not a man, he's a ______ fill in the blank yourself.

K-9 319
K-9 319

Let me guess, he was on the way to church when all this happened. Can we say that his parent, or parents will soon start the law suit. Great job on the Officers part, and the woman was saved. Police Officers 1, thugs 0

BJR
BJR

Police need to be issued 1911s with 230 gr Soft Lead HPs instead of these wimpy 9mms.

hoss377
hoss377

The best possible ending,victim as to be expected,officers all o.k.,scumbag ends up sucking the bitter end of the grass

Leeperez
Leeperez

Good job officer. Why to save her life.

militans Deo
militans Deo

If the suspect is still standing, still holding the weapon, you need to shoot him some more.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Wow, Christmas sure is early this year - and Santa wears Blue for a change 🎅 👮‍♂️

Tex-Mex gal
Tex-Mex gal

Good job officers!! Victim survived and suspect will never hurt anyone again!!

Littlekittykat
Littlekittykat

He confused the usual tagline of "aspiring rapper" and thought it said "aspiring raper"

thansley330
thansley330

He got what he needed some shots

thansley330
thansley330

One less pos to feed

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

Beautiful short little story =)

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Waiting for his sister to chime in “ all he was doin’ was rapin”....no need to call the police 🤣

E7MR
E7MR

Countdown to the ghetto lottery in 3, 2, 1...

Imwithyoublue
Imwithyoublue

Great job police! I stand by you all!

redpill
redpill

Last f-ing thing he tries to do in his miserable life is pull his GD pants up.

leopin
leopin

Waiting for the high school picture and family to say how he was a good hard working Christian man

Jake62766
Jake62766

Good. Another useless piece of shit the taxpayers don't have to pay for.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The usual suspect,

Camo1
Camo1

Great work. I wish all rapist stories had such a happy ending.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Great job ECPD!!!!! Rid the world of a bad person!!!!!!

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

I LOVE HAPPY Endings.🤣

TighterTies87
TighterTies87

Job well done boys!

Texasgirl1973
Texasgirl1973

Well done!

NomonK
NomonK

I'm curious as to how many rounds actually hit the target. This scumbag kept moving towards the Officers way to long. Assuming he was hit multiple times this Dept. Needs some more powerful weapons.

lbstreet66
lbstreet66

God bless our men and women in blue. I'm sorry for whatever issues the officers may go through as a result of the shooting. We have turned into a nation of idiots. "Poor innocent man was gunned down by racist cops". I for one am glad they removed this person from the gene pool.

The express
The express

What no headshot? Man that sucks.

Stanracer
Stanracer

So starts the ghetto lottery.

wallywoo3
wallywoo3

WAY TO GO LEO.....One less POS that taxpayers have to support while he exhausts all his appeals....tried, convicted, and sentenced all in one day!!!!! The ONLY way to deal with these scumbags!!!!

gfc1963
gfc1963

And STILL no reply from Boogers and LowestCommDenomm!! Even those retards can't come up with a way to blame the cops!

5150
5150

Holy crap!! That guy would not go down!

MCPAA119
MCPAA119

I'm only sorry for what the officers may feel and go thru after this event. Officers are exposing themselves to injury far too often in approaching situations such as domestics. I would have no problem being approached by a LEO with a drawn weapon as the traffic stop SOP. Hands on the wheel and be cooperative. There are an unacceptable number of Leo's being killed or injured under presently accepted procedures!

MCPAA119
MCPAA119

I'm only sorry for what the officers may go through and feel after this event. There are far too many LEOs being killed or injured under current SOPs. I have no problem being approached with a drawn weapon at a standard traffic stop. Hands on the wheel and cooperate. Officers are exposing themselves to unacceptable risks.