Suspect Arrested After Mentor Police Officer Killed In Hit-And-Run
A suspect is in custody after a Mentor police officer was killed in a hit-and-run, the city says.
The city announced the arrest on Twitter Sunday afternoon, saying officials would share more details at a Monday news conference.
On behalf of the City of Mentor and the Mentor Police Department, thanks to all for your care and your concerns. A suspect is currently in custody and being questioned in relation to the fatal hit-and-run accident which occurred on SR-2 in Mentor at 1 AM this morning. (1 of 2) — City of Mentor (@cityofmentor) June 24, 2018
...The identity of the officer and the suspect, as well as available information related to the incident will be disclosed at a press conference tomorrow. No other information or comment will be made until then. (2 of 2) — City of Mentor (@cityofmentor) June 24, 2018
The officer was helping with a traffic stop when a driver struck him around 1 a.m. Sunday on State Route 2 eastbound, according to a news release from the city.
The city has not yet identified the officer, who was pronounced dead after being taken to TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township.
The city described the suspect vehicle as "a late-model, dark-colored Jeep Wrangler which will have sustained damage to its right front and possibly right side."
An earlier version of this story said that TriPoint Medical Center is in Painesville. It is in Concord Township.
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