‘two suspects — a 28-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman’ in custody for killing of off-duty Cleveland police officer in New Year’s Eve carjacking. The ‘man’ suspect was further described as ‘male’.


Cleveland off-duty cop killed in apparent New Year’s Eve carjacking

By Mary Kay Linge January 1, 2022

A 25-year-old off-duty cop was shot and killed in an apparent carjacking in Cleveland, Ohio on New Year’s Eve, police said.

The Cleveland Police Department named Officer Shane Bartek, who joined the force in August 2019, as the victim.

By Saturday morning, two suspects — a 28-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman — were in custody, Fox 8 News reported. Both have long rap sheets for theft, robbery and burglary, according to reports.

Cops said the male suspect was carrying a gun as he approached Bartek in an apartment building parking lot in southwest Cleveland around 6 p.m. Friday. After a struggle, Bartek was shot twice, and the attacker fled in the officer’s vehicle.

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