An off-duty Cleveland police officer shot and killed a man after getting attacked outside an area bar Saturday night, according to police.

According to police, the off-duty Cleveland police sergeant was involved in the shooting while working secondary employment.

“Preliminary information indicates that there was a fight inside of the establishment between males and the officer escorted multiple parties off premises,” said Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia. “One of the involved males returned and became involved in an altercation with the officer outside of the establishment, physically assaulting the officer. Shots were fired by the officer, striking the male. The male was taken to UH where he was pronounced deceased. The officer is currently being treated for injuries sustained during the altercation.”

A source with the Cleveland Fraternal Order of Police says the officer is OK.

 

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