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Northeast Ohio Shooting & Officer James Skernivitz death: Suspect on the loose after, Cleveland officer was shot & killed



A 53-year-old man, James Skernivitz who is a detective have been shot and killed in the line of duty.

According to reports, The Northeast Ohio is mourning the death of a Cleveland police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday night.

Although authorities say “very little information” is available at this time, here is everything we know about the situation so far:

He has been identified as 53-year-old detective James Skernivitz, a 25-year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department. Jeff Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, confirmed those details with 3News early Friday morning.


The shooting which happened around 10 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3 took place in the area of West 65th Street and Storer Avenue.

The suspect responsible remain on the loose. Another person was also killed in the shooting, but their name has not been released.


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