Anthony Butler Jr. Bio/Wiki
Charges were filed against one of the two suspects in the shooting death of an off-duty Cleveland Division of Police officer named Shane Bartek on Saturday evening.
Officials said officers from the Richmond Heights Police Department took over a pursuit involving Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek’s vehicle, which had been stolen earlier that day after an aggravated robbery on Rocky River Drive.
Anthony Butler Jr. is 28 years old. Officer Shane Bartek was 25 years old.
Killed Shane Bartek Police Officer Shane Bartek
Near the Riviera Apartments on Lakeshore Boulevard in Euclid, the driver of the stolen vehicle smashed into a fence and a tree.
Following the incident, Bartek, the cop, was pronounced dead at Fairview Hospital.
Another suspect is being held by police, although no charges have been filed yet.
Officer Shane Bartek was only 25 years old and had served with the Cleveland Division of Police for two years.
Anthony Butler Jr. Charges
Butler Jr. was accused of fleeing, receiving stolen property, and “several traffic-related charges,” among other things.
Lyndhurst Municipal Judge Dominic Coletta set the suspect’s bond at $5,000,000 today.
Richmond Heights officials said in a statement, “The hearts and prayers of our agency go out to the Cleveland Police Officer’s family and loved ones as well as the entire Cleveland Division of Police on this tragic loss,”