US: Shooting leaves Cleveland officer dead; suspects sought

Cleveland: A Cleveland police officer has died after being shot, a second person had died and authorities on Friday were seeking the person or people responsible, officials said.

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The shooting happened about 10pm on Thursday on the city’s west side.

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Police Chief Calvin Williams told reporters that the officer who died was with the department for 25 years, saying: “Cleveland lost one of its finest.” The officer’s name wasn’t immediately released.

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Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association President Jeff Follmer said a second person, who was not an officer but was in the officer’s car, also died. Details about that person weren’t immediately released by police.

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Investigators appealed the the public early Friday for help in finding a suspect or suspects.

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