Norwalk kidnapping suspect shot to death by Mansfield police - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Norwalk kidnapping suspect shot to death by Mansfield police

Shane Lambert shot to death by police. (Source: Norwalk Police) Shane Lambert shot to death by police. (Source: Norwalk Police)
James Berens. (Source: Norwalk Police) James Berens. (Source: Norwalk Police)
Wanted poster distributed by Norwalk Police. (Source: Norwalk Police) Wanted poster distributed by Norwalk Police. (Source: Norwalk Police)
James Berens' house (Source: WOIO) James Berens' house (Source: WOIO)
NORWALK, OH (WOIO) -

Norwalk Police Officers say a 57-year-old man was murdered by a career criminal he had befriended.

On Sunday evening, Norwalk Police Officers put out an alert for a possible kidnapping after James Berens was reported missing by neighbors.

The suspect was id'd as Shane Lambert, 39.

Lambert was spotted early Monday morning at a vacant house on Herman Avenue in Mansfield and was shot to death during a confrontation with police.

Berens' body was found Monday in a field off Washington Road, just west of Norwalk.

Police say he died a violent death inside his own car and was then dumped in the field.

The coroner is expected to release the cause of death on Tuesday.

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