July 25, 2016

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Police: Woman shot by officer at Ohio McDonald’s was unarmed

WILLOWICK, Ohio — Police say a woman shot by a police officer at a Cleveland area McDonald’s did not have a gun, as authorities had believed.

Willowick police said the woman claimed to have a weapon Wednesday night when she allegedly ordered everyone to leave the restaurant and then led the manager outside. The manager said she felt something pressed against her back that she thought was a gun.

Police said the woman pushed the manager away and made what an officer said was a threatening gesture toward him, so he fired twice.

Willowick police Chief Michael Lazor told media outlets that the area was searched but no weapon turned up.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reports the woman’s injuries were not life-threatening. No one else was hurt.

No charges have been filed.