The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office released the identity of Luke O. Stewart, a 23-year-old Ohio man who was fatally shot Monday morning by a Euclid police officer. 

In a news release, police said the officers investigated a report about a suspicious automobile. That’s when they found Stewart, who apparently tried to run over them with his vehicle. An officer opened fire and the victim "subsequently died," the Euclid Police Department said on its Facebook page.

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A neighbor reportedly heard several gunshots, according to WJW. Neighbor Carrie Bandy told WEWS-TV Monday she witnessed the incident from her window. When she saw the police talking to the man inside his vehicle, she thought it was a traffic stop.  But when she looked outside again, she saw something entirely different.

"That's when a confrontation was going on with the police officer and whoever was in the car," Bandy told WEWS-TV

"There was a struggle. They were trying to get him out of the car. Whoever was in the car pulled out to leave and hit the truck in front of him. The driver put the car in reverse, backed up, looked like he hit the officer," she said.

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Stewart was pronounced dead at Euclid Hospital. A Euclid police officer treated for minor injuries at the same hospital. 

By Tuesday, it remained unclear what led to the fatal shooting. The Ohio Attorney General's Office's Bureau of Criminal Investigation assisted the Euclid Police Department in the case, according to Cleveland.com. It was unknown if Stewart was armed.

The officer who killed Stewart was placed on paid administrative leave shortly after the incident, per department policy, police said. His identity was not immediately known.