Ohio man shot by police after they say he shot detective dies

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A man who authorities say shot a police detective in the leg after an Ohio traffic stop and was then shot by the detective and another officer has died.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner today said 29-year-old Jonathan Legg, of Parma Heights, died at a hospital after being shot Wednesday near the border of Parma and Parma Heights in suburban Cleveland.

Police in Parma say an officer from that city stopped Legg’s car around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and an on-duty Parma Heights detective stopped to assist. Authorities say Legg opened fire during a struggle with the officers.

The detective was taken to a hospital. His condition isn’t known. The names of the detective and officer haven’t been released.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating.

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