Akron Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting at Police Officers

Akron - Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh has announced that David Havrilek, 43, of Wilbeth Road in Akron, pled guilty to shooting at police officers.

Havrilek pled guilty to the following charges:

  • Two Counts of Attempted Murder with Gun Specifications – felonies of the 1st degree

On October 3, 2017, Norton police received a call from an employee at Barber Storage South regarding a suspicious man walking around with a rifle. Norton and Barberton Officers arrived and evacuated the facility. An officer spotted Havrilek hiding under a tractor trailer. The officer ordered Havrilek to drop his weapon and after a couple of seconds, the defendant fired his rifle. Police returned fire and wounded Havrilek in his legs and hand. He also had multiple minor wounds from being hit by bullet fragments. Havrilek was taken into custody without further incident.

Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Joy Malek Oldfield is scheduled to sentence Havrilek on September 5th, 2019 at 10am.

Photo courtesy of The Summit County Sheriff's Office

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