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A suspect is dead after a Cleveland police shooting
Police say the suspect pointed a gun at an officer

Kevin Niedermier
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A Cleveland police sergeant shot and killed a man this morning who officials say pointed a gun at him.

The officer was responding to a call around 9:15 this morning that a man was shooting at another man on the city’s east side. Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams says the officer spotted 35-year-old Kendrick Brown, who fit the suspect’s description.

Williams says when the officer began questioning him, Brown pointed a gun and the officer shot him three times.

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“He’s a veteran officer who’s worked in the 4th District for a long time and knows the district and a lot of the people in the district. And fortunately he wasn’t hit. Unfortunately the suspect was, and our hearts and prayers definitely go out to his family.
"But this is another situation of a person with a weapon who shouldn’t have a weapon, and he actually pointed it at a police officer.”

The officer has not been identified, and an investigation is underway. This was the first fatal Cleveland police shooting since two people were killed following a massive car chase nearly two years ago. 

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