UPDATE: An 18-year-old woman has now been charged with aggravated murder in the New Years Eve shooting death of off-duty Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek. According to Cleveland Municipal Court records, Tamara McLoyd was charged Sunday with a count of aggravated murder.
EARLIER: Some of the first charges are filed in connection to the New Years Eve carjacking and fatal shooting of off-duty Cleveland Police Officer Shane Bartek. Richmond Heights police charged Anthony Butler, Jr., with fleeing and receiving stolen property. Police were led to the Riviera apartments in Euclid where the officer's vehicle, driven by Butler Jr., crashed into a fence the night of the shooting. The suspect was taken into the custody without incident.
25-year-old Shane Bartek, who joined the Cleveland police force in 2019, and worked the fifth district, which is in the northeast part of Cleveland. Police say that Bartek, who was off duty, was approached by someone in the parking lot of an apartment building in an attempt to carjack Bartek. The officer struggled with the suspect, and was shot twice. Officer Bartek died at Fairview hospital.