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Naked man is killed after attacking an officer, stealing his firearm during a struggle

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Update: Several videos have been released a week after Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police officers responded to an apartment complex. The videos reveal the man who was shot and killed by officers had attacked them and grabbed one of their guns.

Olivia Mitchell

cleveland.com

(Jun 2.) CLEVELAND, Ohio – A Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority police officer fatally shot a man Thursday on the city’s East Side, three law enforcement sources say.

The shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. at the CMHA Union Square High Rise on East 98th and Union Avenue.

Members of the Cleveland Division of Police Use of Force team responded to the scene to investigate, said spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia.

About 7:30 p.m. at least two dozen Cleveland officers, including interim Chief Wayne Drummond, stood outside the apartments. An SUV from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office arrived shortly after.

Cleveland police released few details. They did not give the age and identity of man who was killed.

The last CMHA officer shooting was Nov. 13, 2020, when Arthur Keith was shot in the back by Officer James Griffiths. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s office convened a grand jury to decide whether the shooting was a criminal act, and Griffiths did not face criminal charges.

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