A Cleveland Police officer was fatally shot on the city’s west side Thursday night.
Cleveland Police Patrolman Association President, Jeff Follmer, confirmed the news to WKYC.
The incident occurred near West 65th Street and Stock Avenue. The details of the shooting are unknown at this time. According to Follmer, another individual was also killed as a result of the incident.
The identity of the officer is not known at this time.
There are very few details at this time.
UPDATE: Det. James Skernivitz, 53, was identified as the murdered officer. He was gunned down while sitting in a vehicle working an undercover operation. An informant in the car with him was also killed. Shortly after the double homicide a fellow police officer, Nicholas Sabo, took his own life. Read more.