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Norton 'active shooter' pleads guilty to attempted murder for shooting at officers

Posted: 1:41 PM, Aug 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-19 13:41:20-04
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AKRON, Ohio — On Monday, an Akron man pleaded guilty to shooting at police officers from a storage unit on Barber Road in October 2017.

David Havrilek, 43, of Wilbeth Road in Akron, pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder with gun specifications, a first degree felony.

His charges stem from an 'active shooter' incident on Oct. 3, 2017.

Police responded to Barber Storage South after reports of a man walking around with a rifle. Officers arrived and evacuated the facility.

Havrilek was spotted by an officer hiding under a tractor-trailer. When police ordered him to drop his weapon, he fired it after a couple seconds.

Police returned fire and Havrilek was wounded, with injuries to his legs and hand.

His sentencing is scheduled on Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.

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