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Dealership Shooting: 2 Police Officers Shot at Ohio BMW Store

September 29, 2017 0 Comments

An angry car shopper on Thursday shot two police officers at Classic BMW, a dealership in Willoughby Hills, Ohio.

At around 2 pm, dealership management called the police about an “agitated and possibly drunk” customer. When the police arrived and confronted the customer in the parking lot, the customer drew a handgun and fired at the officers, according to CBS19.


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“Upon making contact, there was a conversation between [the customer and] the officers,” Willoughby Hills Police Chief Christopher Collins told reporters. “At some point during that contact, [the customer] drew a handgun and shots were fired.”

One officer was shot in the abdomen and the other was struck in the leg, reported ABC5. The suspect was also shot, said Collins.

The officers were wearing bulletproof vests and are in stable condition, according to CBS19. The shooter is in stable condition, as well, Collins said.

A manager at a Lexus dealership across the street told ABC5 he heard between eight and ten shots fired during the incident.

Nearby schools were put on lockdown by Willoughby Eastlake School District administration as a precaution.

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