Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Deputy Shoots And Kills Westlake Man After Altercation on I-90

Sheriff Clifford Pinkney delivers a statement regarding the deputy-involved shooting. (Photo: ideastream)
Sheriff Clifford Pinkney delivers a statement regarding the deputy-involved shooting. (Photo: ideastream)
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According to video footage and eyewitnesses, 33-year-old Brett Luengo, a businessman from Westlake, began attacking people who stopped to help him after he crashed his car. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff says Luengo also charged toward Sgt Kevin Campbell after he arrived at the scene.

County Executive Armond Budish said the deputy, who shot Luengo once in the lower chest, acted appropriately.

"This is a difficult day for all of us, but I am very grateful to our deputy who responded and who helped citizens who themselves were in danger," Budish said at the press conference. "Our safety officers do not come into service to take lives, but to save them, and I know our deputy responded appropriately."

Sgt Campbell has been placed on mandatory leave as protocol. Cleveland police are investigating the shooting.

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