Around 4 a.m., officers received a call about a man wanted in connection with unspecified crimes. The man "got away," but police returned after receiving a call later in the morning. Officers spotted that person, and after a short foot chase into a backyard, the officer encountered the person, ordered him to put his hands up, to get down. That person allegedly turned on the officer and pulled a gun from his waistband, and the officer shot and killed Innes Lee.
Agency: Cleveland Police Department
Motive: warrant (homicide)
Confrontation Type: Violent Crime
Service Call: Yes
Official Disposition: Pending investigation
Victim Name: Innes Lee Jr.
Death Date: April 15, 2021
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: No
Armed: Allegedly Armed
Threat Level: other