Police kill driver after chase of vehicle with woman, 3 kids

police-lights-night_1384196294276_4084896_ver1.0_640_480

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio police officer has fatally shot a driver after a high-speed chase of a vehicle with a woman and three children inside.

An Ohio attorney general’s office spokeswoman says a Strongsville police officer fired at least one shot at the end of a pursuit early Tuesday on Interstate 71 in Medina County, killing the man. The woman and children weren’t injured.

It’s unclear whether the man was inside or outside the vehicle when he was killed.

The spokeswoman says the chase began around 2:30 a.m. with an attempted traffic stop in Strongsville, a Cuyahoga County community 20 miles south of Cleveland. Two Strongsville police cruisers were damaged, but no officers were hurt.

The attorney general’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been asked to investigate the shooting.

Keep checking WDTN.com for the latest news, weather and sports. To get alerts for breaking news, grab the FREE WDTN News App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts here.

Don’t miss another post on Facebook or Twitter for all the latest breaking news

WDTN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s