Posted on September 4, 2020

25-Year Veteran Cleveland Police Officer Dies After Being Shot Multiple Times

Brianna Lyman, Daily Caller, September 4, 2020

A 25-year veteran of the Cleveland Police Department died Thursday evening after being shot multiple times by an unknown suspect.

Detective James Skernivitz was shot multiple times while in his car and then crashed, according to Fox8. Skernivitz was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries, according to ABC5.

Police Union President Jeff Follmer said the shooting happened in the Stockyard neighborhood near West 65th Street and Storer around 10 p.m., according to Fox8. Police say another individual at the incident was also shot and killed but was not a suspect, according to ABC5.