Security camera shows start of deadly police chase
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -
19 Action News told you Wednesday about video from a city security camera showing the start of a Cleveland police chase that ended deadly.
19 Action News obtained the video Friday morning. It shows the suspect's car speeding by, and a police officer jumps into his car, makes a u-turn and starts the pursuit.
Thirteen Cleveland police officers fired 137 bullets at a car after a high speed chase. Timothy Russell, 43, and Malissa Williams, 30, died in the hail of bullets.
The incident began around 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 on West St. Clair Ave. near the Justice Center in downtown Cleveland. According to a Cleveland officer, someone inside a vehicle that drove past appeared to have fired a gunshot at or in the vicinity of the officer.
The driver of the vehicle refused to stop, and police pursued the vehicle.
The chase went from downtown to W. 85th to Clark St., past Steelyard Commons to the freeway, to the E. 72nd Exit. The chase then went east of Eddy Rd. then back west to Eddy Rd. and then into East Cleveland, where they finally stopped at 14600 Terrace Rd., the parking lot of Heritage Middle School.
No weapon or shell casings were found in the victim's vehicle.