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Prosecutor seeks death penalty in Akron officer's shooting death

Officer Justin Winebrenner (Source: Akron Police Department) Officer Justin Winebrenner (Source: Akron Police Department)
Kenan Ivery (Source: Summit County Prosecutor's Office) Kenan Ivery (Source: Summit County Prosecutor's Office)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) - The Summit County prosecutor has announced an indictment in the shooting death of Officer Justin Winebrenner, which includes death specification. 

On Nov. 16, Akron Police Officer Winebrenner died from gunshot injuries sustained at Papa Don's bar while he was off duty and attempted to defuse an armed man.  

Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh announced that her office will seek the death penalty against Kenan Ivery, 35, of Akron. Five others were either shot or shot at that evening. 

On Monday, Ivery was indicted by the Summit County grand jury on the following charges: 

• Aggravated Murder, a special felony 

o Carries two gun specifications and one death specification

• Two Counts of Murder, a special felony 

o Each count carries two gun specifications 

• Five Counts Attempted Murder, a felony of the first degree 

o Four counts include one gun specification 

o One count includes two gun specifications 

• Six Counts of Felonious Assault, felonies of the first degree and second degree 

o Four counts include one gun specification

o Two counts include two gun specifications 

• Having Weapons Under Disability, a felony of the third degree

• Carrying a Concealed Weapon, a felony of the fourth degree

• Illegal Possession of a Firearm in a Liquor Permit Premise, a felony of the third degree

• Tampering with Evidence, a felony of the third degree

READ THE FULL INDICTMENT HERE.

If convicted of Aggravated Murder with the death specification, Ivery can be sentenced to death.

Ivery will be arraigned in the Court of Common Pleas on Wednesday.

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