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No charges filed against Kent police officer after man killed in her home

The incident happened at Officer Berkey's Munroe Falls home. (Source: WOIO) The incident happened at Officer Berkey's Munroe Falls home. (Source: WOIO)
No charges will be filed against Officer Sarah Berkey. (Source: Kent Police) No charges will be filed against Officer Sarah Berkey. (Source: Kent Police)
Adam Robert Jovicic (Source: Summit County Juvenile Court) Adam Robert Jovicic (Source: Summit County Juvenile Court)
SUMMIT COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - No charges will be filed against a Kent police officer after her ex-boyfriend was fatally shot in her home last month.

Around 2 a.m. on March 19, Adam Jovicic was shot in the abdomen during an altercation at Officer Sarah Berkey's Munroe Falls home. Police say he broke into the residence overnight.

Jovicic was taken to Akron City Hospital and died from his injuries around 5 a.m. 

On the 911 call, Berkey says Jovicic started beating her up, so she shot him.

When officers arrived at the Hiwood Avenue residence, they heard Berkey screaming. Then they heard two gunshots. 

Berkey was placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

"This was a very unfortunate incident and we feel both for the family of Adam Jovicic and for Officer Sarah Berkey," said prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh. "We thoroughly investigated the tragic events of March 19 and found Ms. Berkey to be within her lawful rights to use deadly force. Ms. Berkey found herself under attack in her own home and was forced to defend herself."

Read the letter prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh wrote to the Munroe Fall police chief.

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