SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - held a news conference Friday afternoon regarding the shooting death at a Kent police officer's
happened early Thursday morning at the home of officer Sarah Berkey.
Officers arrived at the Hiwood Avenue residence after a 911 call and heard 30-year-old Berkey screaming. Then they heard two gunshots.
Police say her ex-boyfriend, 29-year-old Adam Jovicic, who was married, broke in overnight. On the 911 call, Berkey says he started beating her up, so she shot him.
Police were delayed in responding, due to the 911 call being made on a cell phone, which doesn't supply a home address.
"The officers didn't have an address. They had to determine which house it was from," explained Munroe Falls Mayor Frank Larson.
Jovicic later died at the hospital with two gunshot wounds to the abdomen.
Police call it an aggravated burglary.
Back in 2013, Jovicic broke another woman's nose after punching his live-in girlfriend. He was found guilty of disorderly conduct.
Jovicic was a former detention officer at the Summit County Juvenile Court.
Berkey has been with the department since 2008 and received two commendations for her past police work. She is a school resource officer at Kent's Roosevelt High School.