Theodore Johnson, 64, was shot and killed last night after he shot a Cleveland police officer.
Police were responding to a domestic violence report at Johnson's home on Ottawa Road. When officers arrived, they met Johnson in a hallway. He refused to drop the gun he was holding, and shots were fired. Police Chief Calvin Williams confirmed that one officer had been hit in his bullet-proof vest.
The wounded officer has not yet been identified; he was taken to MetroHealth with non-life-threatening injuries.
The shooting took place in the Fourth District, where the department's body cameras are currently in use. An internal investigation is beginning today.
3 p.m. update:
NEOMG's Cory Shaffer reports
that the Cleveland Police Department will not release body camera footage of last night's shooting amid investigation.