A Parma man fatally shot by Cleveland Police was remembered at his funeral Saturday

PARMA, Ohio - Friends and family of a local man fatally shot by Cleveland Police remembered him at his funeral Saturday.

Funeral services for Dan Ficker were held at the Church on the Rise in Westlake Saturday afternoon.

Daniel Ficker, 27, of Cleveland, died after the shooting in the early morning of July 4, 2011, according to the victim's mother Bernadette Rolen.

The shooting happened at Ficker's home on Pelham Drive and Wareham Drive, according to Parma police Captain Robert DeSimone.

Cleveland police said that officers went to the Parma home to investigate a burglary that occurred at an officer's home in the second district of Cleveland. During that investigation, DeSimone said that an altercation occurred and Ficker was shot.

Rolen said she does not believe her son was involved in a burglary. Ficker had two children.

Police have not released the name of the officer involved in the shooting.

The Cleveland officers involved are on administrative leave.

Parma Police are still currently investigating the shooting.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments