CLEVELAND — We’re getting an updated glimpse at the series of events that followed the New Year’s Eve shooting death of Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek.
It comes as 3News has obtained a report Thursday from the Euclid Police Department regarding a chase that involved officer Bartek’s stolen vehicle.
Here’s a closer look at that timeline…
Chagrin Valley Dispatch broadcasted a “be on the look out,” which was sent out by the Cleveland Police Department. The BOLO alert involved a black Mazda CX-5 that was taken at gunpoint during the deadly shooting of Cleveland police officer Shane Bartek.
Dispatch broadcasted that Richmond Heights police were in pursuit of the stolen vehicle, which had entered in the city of Euclid. Richmond Heights officers pursued the vehicle northbound on East 260th Street to Lakeshore Boulevard. The vehicle then turned into an apartment complex parking lot at 26011 Lakeshore Boulevard.
After driving northbound beyond the build’s parking lot cul-de-sac, “the Mazda was then driven off the roadway toward Lake Erie and became stuck in a fence.”
As officers approached the vehicle, they found one occupant inside the Mazda and took him into custody. That suspect was later identified as Anthony Butler Jr.
“Soon after, numerous Cleveland Police Department patrolmen, detectives and command staff members arrived,” the report said.
The suspect and vehicle were transferred into the custody of Cleveland police.
Butler, who made his first court appearance Tuesday, faces charges of fleeing, receiving stolen property and “numerous traffic-related charges.” Dashcam video, which shows the moment Butler was arrested, was also released earlier this week by the Richmond Heights Police Department. Watch below:
The alleged murder suspect in Bartek’s death – 18-year-old Tamara McLoyd – made her first court appearance Monday morning in which a Cleveland judge issued a $5 million bond for the charge of aggravated murder. McLoyd is due back in court next week for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Jan. 11.
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.
“Detectives reviewed video surveillance footage, which showed Bartek being ambushed and robbed by an armed subject,” according to the complaint filed against McLoyd.
Officer Bartek, a two-year veteran with the Cleveland Police Department, will be laid to rest on Tuesday.