Man Accused of Killing Akron Police Officer Indicted, Could Face Death if Convicted
Police say Kenan Ivery entered a bar last month brandishing a gun. When off-duty Akron officer Justin Winebrenner tried to confront him, Ivery opened fire, police say. Winebrenner died. According to prosecutors, Ivery also shot -- or shot at -- five other people.
A Summit County grand jury indicted Ivery on numerous charges, including aggravated murder, five counts of attempted murder and six counts of felonious assault.
In a news release, the Summit County prosecutor's office noted that the aggravated murder charge included death specifications -- meaning Ivery could be sent to death row if convicted.
Ivery's attorney declined to comment on the indictment.
Last month, thousands gathered to mourn Winebrenner, according to the Akron Beacon Journal, and others came out to pay their respects on the sidewalk as his funeral procession passed.