Officer shoots man
A Cuyahoga County sheriff's SWAT officer shot a man in the face Tuesday after the man charged at deputies on the West Side. The bullet hit the man, Montgomery Ward, 26, and came out his cheek, said Cleveland police Lt. Thomas Stacho. Deputies and a SWAT team were serving a warrant at West 73rd Street and Dearborn Avenue at 6:40 a.m. Ward charged through the doorway when officers breached it. He was carrying something and lunged at SWAT officers, Sheriff's Chief Deputy Doug Burkhart said, and "did not respond to commands to stop." The SWAT officer fired his M4 rifle once. The bullet struck Ward in the lower jaw. He was in stable condition Tuesday at MetroHealth Medical Center. Ward's criminal record includes cocaine trafficking, gun charges and resisting arrest.
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