- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man could face the death penalty if convicted of killing an off-duty Akron police officer at a bar.

Thirty-five-year-old Kenan Ivery of Akron was indicted Monday on charges that include aggravated murder and murder in the Nov. 16 shooting death of 32-year-old Justin Winebrenner.

Police said Ivery was asked to leave Papa Don’s Pub in Akron after becoming unruly but returned a short time later with a gun. Winebrenner and Ivery had both attended a fund-raiser at a different location earlier in the evening.

Akron Police Chief James Nice has said Winebrenner, bar employee David Wokaty and bar customer Michael Capes saved lives when they rushed toward Ivery after seeing him pull out a gun. Wokaty and Capes were wounded. Winebrenner was not armed that night.


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