CLEVELAND - The names of two Cleveland police officers involved in a shooting on the city's east side Saturday have been released. Both are on paid administrative leave as a use of force investigation is under way.
Around 12:20 a.m. Saturday, officers were patrolling the area of East 93rd Street and Parmelee Avenue when they saw a man walking down the street with a gun in his waistband and a beer in his hand.
Officers Mark Worsencroft and Alfred Johnson said they approached the man and demanded he put his hands up. The officers said the man did comply, but then lowered his hands and reached towards his waist.
Worsencroft pulled out his gun and shot 27-year-old Randell Scott Jr. once in the stomach. Scott was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where his family said he remains in critical condition.
Police said Scott did have a valid Ohio CCW permit, but is being investigated for having weapons while intoxicated.
Meanwhile, Scott's family is asking the media respect their privacy saying they will release a statement at a later date.
Per police procedure, the officers are on paid administrative leave while their use of force is investigated.
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