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Cuyahoga County prosecutors will not seek death penalty in murder of Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek

18-year-old Tamara McLoyd, the woman accused of the New Year's Eve shooting death of Bartek, faces charges including murder and aggravated murder.

CLEVELAND — Editor's Note: The above video features previous reporting on the investigation into the murder of Officer Shane Bartek.

The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office has announced that it will not seek the death penalty for the murder of Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek. 

"After both thoroughly reviewing the case and consulting with Officer Bartek’s family, the Capital Review Committee made the decision not to seek capital charges," a spokesperson for the prosecutor's office told 3News.

18-year-old Tamara McLoyd, the woman accused of the New Year's Eve shooting death of Bartek, is facing the following charges: 

  • Two counts of aggravated murder
  • Two counts of murder
  • Two counts of felonious assault
  • One count of aggravated robbery
  • One count of grand theft
  • One count of having weapons under disability
  • One count of petty theft

McLoyd entered a not guilty plea during an arraignment hearing in January.

Bartek, 25, was shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex in the 4300 block of Rocky River Drive around 6 p.m. on Dec. 31. He was a two-year veteran with the Cleveland Police Department.

“Shane proudly served the 5th District and was a member of the ‘145,’ according to his obituary. “He was an avid basketball and soccer enthusiast. Shane was one to never miss an opportunity to spend quality time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all.”

Another suspect in the case – Anthony Butler Jr. – was arrested following a chase involving officer Bartek’s stolen vehicle. He’s charged with fleeing, receiving stolen property and other traffic-related allegations.

3News' Ryan Haidet contributed to this story

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