NewsChannel5 Investigators have learned the City of Cleveland has hired an outside law firm to represent the city and 13 officers named in a federal lawsuit filed by the family members of the victims of the deadly Nov. 2012 police chase and shooting.
CLEVELAND - Two suspects are dead after a high-speed chase through Cleveland ended with gunfire Thursday night.
The chase started at about 10:30 p.m. in downtown on St. Clair Avenue. It ended in the back parking lot of Heritage Middle School on Terrace Avenue in East Cleveland.
According to police, the suspects fired shots into the air in front of police headquarters.
Police said it involved two middle-aged men and at least one of them was armed.
Our photographer, who was doing a ride-along with police, said a cop car and the suspects' car is filled with bullet holes. He said at least 30 to 40 shots were fired. Police confirmed the two suspects are dead.
Cleveland, East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights police officers were at the scene, along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Cuyahoga County Sheriff's deputies.
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