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Detective James Skernivitz


September 3, 2020

Detective James Skernivitz was shot and killed at about 10:00 pm in the area of West 65th Street and Storer Avenue while working in an undercover capacity as part of a federal task force.

An informant who was with Detective Skernivitz was also killed when a subject opened fire on them while they were both inside of Detective Skernivitz’s vehicle. The suspect(s) remain at large.

Detective Skernivitz had served with the Cleveland Division of Police for 25 years.

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