CLEVELAND, OH –
It happened after a chase across town and reports of a gun and shots fired but no gun was found with the driver and a passenger after the shooting.
The statements reveal officers feared for their lives, they really believed the suspects had a gun or even two, and the shooting scene turned chaotic.
Officer Michael Brelo broke down as he spoke to investigators. “I mean, I’m sorry. I’ve never been so scared in my life,” said Officer Brelo.
“In my mind I’m thinking they both had a gun. I know the passenger for sure has a gun, in my mind,” said Officer Wilfredo Diaz.
Paul Box grabbed a shotgun and fired at the car though he said he didn’t take particular aim. He just knew the threat was from the car.
Meantime, Brelo fired 49 shots and he even climbed up on the car of the suspects to fire but says he didn’t realize he’d done that.
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News
Picture Courtesy of the Ohio Attorney General and WOIO 19 Action News