A Cleveland-area prosecutor lashed out against armed auto thieves Saturday, one day after a city police officer was shot dead in an apparent carjacking.
"These carjackers have declared war on our community. … These carjackings are happening almost every day throughout this county."
Officer Shane Bartek, 25, a member of the Cleveland force since 2019, was fatally shot while off duty around 6 p.m. Friday in the city’s Kamm’s Corners neighborhood. The crime occurred near the same spot where a 27-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint on Christmas Day, the news outlet reported.