Identity released of alleged shooter in Sheffield Lake officer-involved shooting

Identity released of alleged shooter in Sheffield Lake officer-involved shooting

SHEFFIELD LAKE, OH (WOIO) - The identity of the alleged shooter in the Sheffield Lake officer-involved shooting has been released.

U.S. Marshals said Martin Robinson is in custody.

An Amherst police officer is still in critical condition from the incident.

The Amherst Police Department confirmed the officer shot is Patrolman Eugene Ptacek, a 17-year veteran of the department.

Police say the standoff started Thursday morning in Sheffield Lake when agents from the U.S. Marshals Service attempted to serve a felony arrest warrant near the corner of Oliver Street and Ferndale Avenue.

The suspect opened fire and shot officer Ptacek who is assigned to the SWAT team.

The deputy was flown via medevac helicopter to MetroHealth Hospital. The Amherst police chief said the officer is in critical condition.

Police surrounded the house for several more hours until eventually taking the man into custody around midnight.

Investigators remained on scene into Friday morning continuing to process evidence and search the suspect's house.

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