2 Ohio police officers shot near car dealership

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WILLOUGHBY HILLS (WKYC)– Two police officers were injured in a shooting at Classic BMW in Willoughby Hills Thursday afternoon.

According to Police Chief Christopher Collins, officers responded to the dealership on SOM Center Road due to a report of “customer issues.” The suspect apparently pulled a gun on employees due to complaints about the bill, and only began firing after police arrived.

During the exchange of gunfire, the two officers as well as the suspect were shot. All were taken to the hospital and are in stable condition, Chief Collins said.

The Willoughby-Eastlake School district placed four of its nearby schools on lockdown for about 20 minutes at the request of police. The schools were:

  • Willoughby South High School
  • Willoughby Middle School
  • Willoughby-Eastlake School of Innovation
  • Edison Elementary School

The schools are no longer on lockdown, and Route 91 is also open after being briefly closed in the area.

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