Now my question is, if the officer was just an ordinary citizen (meaning if he wasn't a police officer) would you still support his action?CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland Police are searching for the suspects who tried to rob an off-duty police officer at gunpoint.
Around 3:00 a.m. this morning, Second District zone cars were called to West 11th and Fairfield Avenue in Cleveland.
Cleveland Police Spokesman, Sgt. Sammy Morris, tells Fox 8 News, the off-duty police officer was walking with a woman to his car, when they were approached by three men.
Police say when the suspects walked up to the victims, one of the men pulled out a gun, pointed it at the Highland Heights police officer and demanded money.
According to investigators, the victim identified himself as an off-duty police officer and backed peddled towards his vehicle.
The officer then grabbed his off-duty weapon and fired one shot at the suspects, who took off. It is not known if the suspects were hit.
The victims were not injured.
Highland Heights Police Chief James Cook says as part of their policy, the 34-year-old veteran police officer has been placed on three day administrative leave.
Anyone with any information on the suspects is asked to call Cleveland Police.