By Jen Steer, Fox 8 Cleveland
The Parma Police Department released new details in a shooting that left a Parma Heights officer injured and a suspect dead.
It happened during a traffic stop at the corner of Stumph and Huffman roads in Parma Wednesday evening.
Parma Heights Police Detective Luke Berry was shot in the leg while assisting Parma Police Officer Peter Shepetiak.
(The Parma Heights detective who was shot in the leg during a traffic stop Wednesday evening underwent surgery Thursday morning, and is expected to fully recover, according to officials. The driver who shot the detective was shot by police and later died at a nearby hospital. Courtesy of News 5 Cleveland and YouTube. Posted on Jun 21, 2018.)
The two officers returned fire on the suspect, 29-year-old Jonathon Legg, according to police.
Legg was shot several times and taken to UH Parma Medical Center. He was pronounced dead.
Berry was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he is recovering. Parma Heights police said the four-year veteran suffered a shattered femur and fractured kneecap.
The bullet missed two major arteries, but he is expected to make a full recovery.
(The Parma Police Department released new details in a shooting that left a Parma Heights officer injured and a suspect dead. It was discovered during the police investigation that Legg had two gun magazines in the vehicle he was driving, and that Legg did not have a permit for the weapon he used during the shooting. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation was called out to assist the departments with their cases.Courtesy of Fox 8 News Cleveland and YouTube. Posted on Jun 21, 2018.)
Shepetiak, a six-year veteran assigned to the traffic unit, was also injured during the incident.
Parma police and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation continue to work to reconstruct the events that led to the shooting.
Both officers were placed on administrative leave.
Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with Parma Detective Berry and Police Officer Shepetiak for a full recovery. Thank you for serving the citizens of Parma Heights with pride and distinction.