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By Cliff Pinckardcleveland.com

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CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 27-year-old Cleveland police was killed early Thursday morning after he was shot in the Hough neighborhood, Cleveland police said.

WKYC Channel 3 reports the shooting occurred near the intersection of East 79th Street and Wade Park Avenue.

In a news conference, police said a 24-year-old suspect is in custody and being transferred to the Cuyahoga County jail. He was not injured.

Eight to ten officers were on scene when the shooting occurred, police said. They were serving a felonious assault warrant.

“Our men and women are out there every day,” police said “They work hard. They risk their lives. They risk everything they have to protect their community.”

Police have not yet released the officer’s name or any details about his history.

“I am heartbroken about the devastating loss of one of our Cleveland Division of Police officers today,” Mayor Justin Bibb said in a prepared statement. “Our entire city mourns the tragic loss of this dedicated public servant.”

We will fully support the investigation and ensure that the perpetrator is swiftly brought to justice to the fullest extent of the law.

The Cleveland officer was killed just weeks after a Euclid police officer in his first year on the job died in what authorities described as an “ambush” shooting.

Jacob Derbin, 23, was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call on May 11 . He and other officers were responding to a home on East 211th Street after a woman reported the father of her child was threatening her and her mother just before 10 p.m. She reported to officers the suspect had fled before they arrived. When officers went to check the backyard, they were “ambushed by gunfire,” Euclid police chief Scott Meyer told cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer. Derbin died later at a hospital. No other officers were injured.

The shooter, Deshawn Anthony Vaughn, 24, was found dead the next day following a standoff with police at a Shaker Heights apartment building.

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