Man Dead After 'Officer-Involved Shooting' In Solon

The information in this report is from the Solon Police.

UPDATE: The man killed during a shootout with Solon Police has been identified as Kevin M. Bailey, 22, of Sylvania Township. Read more here.


A man is dead according to multiple media reports after Solon Police say he fired gunshots after he fled a traffic stop on Bainbridge Road.

Police confirmed that there had been an "officer involved shooting" on Sunday night and that an investigation into the matter would be handled by the Ohio Bureau of Investigation’s Special Investigations and Crime Scene Unit.

Jill Del Greco, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Attorney General's Office, confirmed that the BCI is investigating but added "right now we are not releasing any additional information."

The police are not revealing details of what occured during the shooting, but media reports say the suspect is dead.

WKYC Channel 3 is reporting that officers were seen surrounding what looked like a tarp covering a body. Fox 8 News has reported that the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office is on the scene. News Channel 5 reported that a Solon Police cruiser had been struck in the windshield by bullets.

According to police, an officer pulled over a car at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday on Bainbridge Road. During the traffic stop, the man then fled in his car and crashed on Sunnywood Drive.

Officers pursued and then "came under fire" from the suspect, according to police.

Police say the incident is currently under investigation and that the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation will assume responsibility of the investigation of the incident.

Solon Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.

RED March 25, 2013 at 08:03 PM
TJ......please honey go to school today, you sound so bored!!!!
Murphy-Solon March 25, 2013 at 08:37 PM
First of all this did not involve Cleveland police officers. This happened in Solon and we haven't had an officer involved shooting in decades. Second, I know everything I need to know about "Kevin". He was a felon in violation of Federal Law possessing a firearm at all. He shot 2 Solon police officers while they were sitting in their cruisers. Thirdly, doing that is tantamount to committing suicide by cop. I know all I need to know about that fool. What you need to know JD is: NOT IN THIS CITY, DOG. That type of behavior WILL NOT be tolerated. PERIOD
JD March 25, 2013 at 08:44 PM
Murphy I know what I need to know, I'm on your side the whole way! And have been since the start read the post, you mental or something? Or taking something out of context?
Jim Riley June 03, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Watch the video that was just released. All of you simian ignoramus' that defended this scumbag should be forced to personally apologize to the officers involved and their families. Thank goodness he didn't survive, one less burden on societies shoulders. Another one I can hear now I can hear his mother, "Ma baby, ma baby, dat police man, he done just kilt ma baby, Ma baby aint eva dun nutting wrong to nobody and dat police man just kilt him, he a good boy workin and goin to school to do computers and dey kilt him!" Good thing these officers had their camera rolling.


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