Police responding to a call of a rape in progress. Upon arriving officers confronted the suspect who was still assaulting the woman and despite officers commands to drop his weapon he continued to hit her with the pistol. Officers engaged him before it turned deadly.
Fox8 Cleveland reports that a press release, at around 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to Superior Road for a report of a rape.
Police say officers were confronted by a man with a gun; they say the man approached the woman with the firearm pointed at her head. East Cleveland police say officers issued several commands for the man to drop the firearm; officers then fired, striking the man.
Both the man and woman were taken to University Hospitals.
Police say the man was pronounced dead at the hospital. The woman is being treated for wounds police say were caused by the male suspect…