Police in northeast Ohio say an off-duty officer was fatally shot at a pub after he approached a patron described as “unruly” who was brandishing a gun.
Akron police say four others were shot early Sunday at the Papa Don’s Pub in Akron. One was another off-duty police officer who was grazed by a bullet. Three patrons were hospitalized with possibly life-threatening injuries.
Akron Police Chief James Nice identified the deceased officer as 32-year-old Justin Winebrenner, a department member for more than seven years. He was engaged and had a 4-year-old daughter.
Nice says the suspect fled on foot and was apprehended in a nearby field with the help of a K-9 unit. Police arrested and charged 35-year-old Kenan Ivery in connection to the shooting.
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