Around 12:30 A.M. police responded to an EMS request for assistance after a man attacked them with an ax, the Cleveland Police Department says, which eventually led to the shooting of a man, FOX 8 reported.
When police first identified the ax-wielding man, they followed him for about ten minutes through numerous neighborhoods, trying to get him to drop the weapon.
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They proceeded to use a non-lethal bean bag shotgun once the man started lunging at police with the ax. After failing to subdue the man with the bean bag shotgun, they then tasered him.
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The police’s second attempt at subduing the man failed once more, causing them to open fire with their pistol, leaving the man hospitalized in critical condition.
The ax-wielding man, nor the police officer who shot him have not yet been identified.