Police and Law Enforcement

Cleveland police detain suspected driver in hit-and-run that killed officer

The crash killed Officer David Fahey.

The crash killed Officer David Fahey.  (Fox 8)

Multiple sources tell the FOX 8 I-Team the suspected driver of a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a Cleveland police officer is now under arrest.

Officers reportedly found a car fitting the description of the suspect's car in the East 31st Street and Broadway Ave in Lorain several hours after the accident Tuesday morning.

The man was later arrested.

Cleveland and Lorain police along with the Ohio State Highway Patrol were at the scene.

OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER RISKED LIFE TO HELP OTHERS AFTER TANKER EXPLOSION

Cleveland Officer David Fahey was directing traffic when he was hit by a white Toyota Camry at just after 6 a.m. He was taken to the hospital but passed away.

Fahey was on the force for three years. He was also the step-son of a retired police lieutenant.

Police say the car involved would have heavy front end damage. According to police, the partial plate possibly reads: GTD.

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