Strongsville Police Kill Suspect, No Weapon Found

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(STRONGSVILLE) - The Ohio Attorney General's Office said the investigation continues into whether a Strongsville police officer was justified when he shot and killed a man in front of three children and his girlfriend on Tuesday.  No weapons were found in the van belonging to Roy D. Evans Jr.  

Evans led police on a chase at around 2:30 Tuesday morning after police said he refused to stop for a traffic violation on Pearl Road.  He then drove onto I-71 where police used stop sticks to disable the van.  The chase ended on 71 in Medina County near Route 3, where an officer fired at least one shot, killing Evans.  

Evans' girlfriend and three children were also inside the van, but were not injured.  The BCI said the investigation into whether Evans used the vehicle as a weapon is ongoing.  Police say no officers were hurt.

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