Reward offered for info leading to suspects in Youngstown Police shooting
After a failed traffic stop led to a police chase in Youngstown Friday, an officer was grazed in the head and taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police chased a white Jeep down Market Street while one or more suspects in the vehicle fired at officers. Police fired back, but the suspects got away.
Youngstown Police tell 21 News, that flock cameras picked up the vehicle in several different areas since then. The last known location was Akron.
Body camera video of the incident was released, showing the chase and gunfire, as well as the wounded officer being taken on a gurney to a hospital. The name of that officer has not yet been released.
Police confirmed the car had a Florida license plate and was a rental. While police do have some leads, they say nothing is concrete.
The multiple suspects are considered a danger to the public.
The Youngstown Police Department is awarding up to $25,000 to anyone who can offer information leading to the arrest, prosecution, and/or conviction of the individual(s) responsible for shooting at and wounding the officer.
The reward is being jointly offered by the city of Youngstown, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, and the U.S. Marshals.
Tips and information can be called into a number of agencies, including the Youngstown Police Department at (330) 747-7911; Crime Stoppers at (330) 746-CLUE; the ATF at (888)-ATFTIPS; or the U.S. Marshal Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at (866)-4WANTED. The FBI can be emailed at [email protected].