Man accused of shooting and killing Akron police officer pleads not guilty

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AKRON, Ohio – The man accused of killing an off-duty Akron police officer and shooting four others plead not guilty to several charges Tuesday morning.

Kenan Ivery, 35, is accused of killing Justin Winebernner, 32, and injuring four others. The shooting happened early Sunday at Papa Don’s Pub after Ivery was told to leave the bar.

Ivery did leave but he returned with a gun.

Police Chief James Nice told FOX 8 that Winebrenner and two other men, David Wokaty and Michael Capes, tried to get Ivery out of the bar and that’s when he opened fire.

After the shooting, Ivery fled the scene but was tracked down by Akron police and K9 officers and arrested.

No bond was set for Ivery at a court hearing Tuesday morning. He will be back in court on December 3rd.

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