CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Three suspects are under arrest for the shooting of an off-duty Cleveland Police on the city’s west side.
The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. near W. 52nd Street and Detroit Avenue.
According to Cleveland Police, three males approached Officer Dwayne Borders, 45, and attempted to rob him. During the robbery, one of the males pulled out a gun, and that’s when Officer Borders grabbed his weapon and both parties began shooting at each other.
Officer Borders was shot in the torso, one suspect was shot in the abdomen and the second suspect was shot in the leg. The third suspect fled the scene uninjured.
“The police lady told me there was an officer shot, and I was like, oh my goodness,” said witness Heather Duffield. “You don’t think that something like that’s gonna happen.”
Officer Borders tried to drive himself to the hospital, but was pulled over for speeding. The traffic officer then rushed Officer Borders to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was treated and later released.
The suspects drove to MetroHealth Medical Center where the dropped off the male with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. The two remaining male suspects fled the hospital area on foot.
Police apprehended the second suspect, Donovan Jones at a bus stop on W.25th Street. The third suspect, Devin Collins was arrested in 1400 block of E.91st Street. He was treated and released from St. Vincent Charity Hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg prior to being conveyed to the Central Prison Unit.
One of the arrested suspects was out on bond in connection with a drug case.
Officer Borders was placed on paid administrative leave following the shooting exchange.
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News