Prosecutor to seek death penalty against suspect in off-duty officer’s death

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AKRON — Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh announced Monday that her office will seek the death penalty against a man accused of killing an off-duty police officer and shooting four others last month.

Photo Credit: Summit County Prosecutor

Photo Credit: Summit County Prosecutor

Kenan Ivery, 35, is accused of killing Justin Winebrenner, 32, and injuring four others at Papa Don’s Pub on November 16.

Ivery was told to leave, but 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.

Ivery was indicted by the Summit County Grand Jury Monday on a number of charges, including Aggravated Murder, two counts of Murder, five counts of Attempted Murder and six counts of Felonious Assault.

Ivery will be arraigned on Wednesday.

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