Ohio briefly, May 14

3 wounded in drive-by shooting

AKRON (AP) — A drive-by shooting in Akron has left three people wounded.

Police say the victims were talking outside a home in the city Saturday evening when they were shot.

Responding officers found a 53-year-old man with a gunshot wound. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say they later learned a 22-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman had arrived at a hospital with gunshot wounds. Their injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

No arrests have been made.

Man with dead son in car surrenders

PARMA (AP) — Authorities say a 41-year-old man has driven to a suburban Cleveland police station with his unresponsive toddler son in his car and surrendered to officers.

Parma police issued a statement Sunday that said the man entered the city’s police station around 9 p.m. Saturday with cuts on his arms and said he wanted to turn himself in for a crime.

Officers found the man’s 18-month-old son not breathing inside the man’s car in the station’s parking lot. The toddler was pronounced dead at a Parma hospital.

Mail carrier sent to prison for stealing pot packages

CLEVELAND (AP) — A mail carrier has been sentenced to three months in prison for taking more than 10 pounds of marijuana intended for delivery to two northeast Ohio residences.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland said 43-year-old Thomas Schaefer, of the Cleveland suburb of Broadview Heights, pleaded guilty in December to one count of mail theft. He was sentenced Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Schaefer was assigned to the Newburgh Heights post office when he suspected a package intended for delivery to a Cleveland home in March 2017 contained marijuana and kept the 4 pounds inside of it.

He was arrested after keeping a parcel containing more than 6 pounds of pot addressed to a Garfield Heights home in August 2017.

Man killed by deputy in shootout ID’d

COLUMBUS (AP) — Authorities in Ohio have identified a man who they say was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire with a sheriff’s deputy who also was shot.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Sunday identified the suspect who was killed as 55-year-old Darrell Bruffy, of Orient.

The sheriff’s office says the shootout happened Saturday night in Columbus. Authorities say the deputy tried to stop a pickup truck and the driver fled. After a short pursuit, the truck crashed in front of a gas station and shots were fired.

The deputy was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but has since been upgraded to stable condition. The deputy’s name has not been released.

The sheriff’s office has not said why the deputy tried to stop the truck.

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