Police look for vehicle that hit and injured Cleveland police officer

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Police spokesman Det. David Gallagher says the officer, whose identity hasn't been released, was hospitalized with broken ribs

CLEVELAND (AP) – Authorities are searching for a vehicle they say struck and injured a Cleveland police officer and then fled the scene.

Cleveland police say the officer was working near an intersection in downtown Cleveland’s Warehouse District about 4 a.m. Saturday when he was hit.

Police spokesman Det. David Gallagher says the officer, whose identity hasn’t been released, was hospitalized with broken ribs.

Investigators believe the vehicle that struck the officer was a 2019 white Jeep Compass. Gallagher says the Jeep should have heavy front-end damage.

Police are asking anyone with information about the vehicle to contact police or Crime Stoppers of Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) County.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the vehicle’s driver.

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