An off-duty Cleveland police officer was shot to death Friday night in a carjacking along Rocky River Drive. The officer was identified as 25-year-old Shane Bartek; he was hired with the Cleveland Division of Police in August of 2019. He was assigned to the Fifth District on the city’s northeast side.
According to Cleveland Police, the carjacking happened at 4320 Rocky River Drive where Bartek was approached by a man with a gun.
A struggle between the suspect and Bartek ensued and the off-duty officer was shot twice by the suspect who fled in the victim’s vehicle. Bartek was transported to Fairview Hospital by Cleveland EMS where he died.
A man was taken into custody after a police pursuit. A female was also arrested after further investigation.
This matter remains under investigation. Charges have not yet been filed. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.