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Cleveland police officer shot, suspect killed

CLEVELAND - A Cleveland police officer was shot early Thursday morning while confronting a suspect.

The incident occurred outside of a home on Thompkins Avenue around midnight. The officer, Anthony Sauto, suffered a gunshot wound in the thigh and was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he was treated and released for his injuries.

The incident started with a suspicious car investigation at West 83 Street and Lorain. While police were investigating, someone fired three shots at a Cleveland officers, hitting Sauto in the leg.

A foot pursuit ensued, ending in the backyard of a home on Thompkins Avenue, where police shot and killed the man about a block away from the original shots being fired. Police said that the man fired more rounds at police before he was killed.

The shooter was using a Mac 9 handgun that held 30 rounds, and police said he had the gun strapped around

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Added: Jan-20-2011 Occurred On: Jan-19-2011
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