WARREN -- A city police officer was shot at just after midnight Saturday.
According to scanner traffic, someone fired a shot at the officer while he was in his cruiser in the area of Fourth Street and Highland Avenue S.W. The name of the officer was not known early Saturday.
The weapon used was a long gun, semi-automatic, according to police.
Neither the officer nor the cruiser was struck.
An eyewitness told police he saw someone run eastbound along a fence on Fourth wearing a puffy, winter-type jacket.
Within minutes, other officers including Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers swarmed the area, set up a perimeter and searched the southwest side neighborhood.
About the same time the officer was shot at, city police dispatch received a call from a woman claiming she heard three gunshots in the area of Fourth and Main Avenue.
The caller said she saw a black male wearing dark clothing pull up in a Chrysler 300, stop the car, look in the trunk, then drive away.
Whether the two incidents were related was not known. Police could not find anyone matching the description.
About 12:50 a.m., officers working the midnight turn were told they could leave, while others continued to canvass the area.