Police shoot, kill armed man in Ohio suburb near Cleveland
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Police say two officers fatally shot an armed man who was causing a disturbance at a gas station convenience store in the Cleveland suburb of Garfield Heights.
The Cuyahoga County coroner’s office identifies the man as 50-year-old Sylvester Gavin. The office did not release his hometown.
The Plain Dealer in Cleveland reports store employees called police Friday evening, saying a man was stealing items and was drinking alcohol.
Capt. Robert Sackett tells the newspaper the man had multiple weapons, including a pole carried on his back and a weapon he waved that was similar to a billy club.
Police say the man put down the club at their request but then grabbed it and lunged at the approaching officers, who fired shots at him. The officers’ names were not released.