- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio man who could face the death penalty if convicted of killing an off-duty police officer says he shot him because he feared for his own life.

Thirty-six-year-old Kenan Ivery was testifying Wednesday during his aggravated murder trial in Akron. He is accused of fatally shooting 32-year-old Justin Winebrenner during a confrontation at an Akron bar last November.

Prosecutors say Ivery returned the bar with a gun after he was kicked out with revenge on his mind. Ivery testified that he was “flat-out scared” and didn’t intend to shoot Winebrenner while struggling with him and others.

A defense attorney said Ivery returned to the bar to get some chicken wings he’d forgotten, not to shoot Winebrenner or anybody else.

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