June 17, 2021

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Maple Heights police fire shots at vehicle speeding toward officers writing parking tickets, authorities say

MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio – One person was hurt early Sunday in an officer-involved shooting in Maple Heights, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 5 a.m. Sunday on Hansen Road, Maple Heights police said in a news release, sent about 11:45 a.m.

Officers were on the street, just south of Interstate 480, checking on previously reported noise and parking complaints, the news release says. Police were writing parking tickets when they heard four gunshots fired nearby and saw a vehicle speeding toward them.

“The vehicle was heading straight at the officers and was not slowing down,” the release says. This prompted police to fire shots at the vehicle.

The vehicle crashed into two Maple Heights cruisers, and the driver was arrested, police said.

The driver was struck by police gunfire and was taken to MetroHealth for treatment, the news release says. His injuries were not life-threatening, and he was released back into police custody.

No officers were hurt in the incident, police said. The BCI investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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