Video played during murder trial shows moments leading up to Cleveland officer Shane Bartek’s death (graphic)
CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Trial proceedings for Tamara McLoyd resumed on Tuesday morning.
The 18-year-old woman is charged with killing off-duty Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek during a New Year’s Eve carjacking.
Monday started with jury selection, but witness testimony commenced on Tuesday.
Several Cleveland police investigators were called to the stand to give their account from that night.
During Tuesday’s testimony, the prosecution played video and shared images that showed the moments leading up to the shooting death of the off-duty officer.
Investigators allege that McLoyd fatally shot Bartek during a carjacking in a Rocky River Drive apartment building’s parking lot on the city’s West side.
The 18-year-old Garfield Heights woman then fled the scene in Bartek’s vehicle, police said. She was located and taken into custody shortly after the shooting.
Cuyahoga County court records show that McLoyd was originally indicted on nearly a dozen crimes in connection to Bartek’s homicide, including aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, and felonious assault on a peace officer.
McLoyd is also facing various charges stemming from several unrelated and violent robberies in Northeast Ohio.
A second suspect, identified as Anthony Butler Jr, was also charged in the case after he was caught in Bartek’s stolen car following a pursuit involving multiple Northeast Ohio law enforcement agencies.
Butler was not charged with Bartek’s murder.
Bartek was hired by Cleveland police in August 2019 and served with Fifth District division.
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