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18-year-old woman charged with aggravated murder in fatal shooting of Cleveland police officer

Posted at 1:09 PM, Jan 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-04 08:19:36-05

CLEVELAND — An 18-year-old woman has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of an off-duty Cleveland police officer.

Tamara McLoyd was charged Sunday morning, according to court records.

According to authorities, the officer, identified as 25-year-old Shane Bartek, was shot twice during the New Year's Eve carjacking, and the shooter fled in his vehicle. Bartek was then transported to Fairview Hospital where he was pronounced dead

Bartek was assigned to the 5th District and worked patrol, sources tell News 5. He was hired by the Cleveland Division of Police in August of 2019.

"It's a senseless crime and it's a shame," Jeff Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolman's Association, said. "[It was] a night where he was off and had to go from being off to turning into a policeman and victim. It's sad all around and crimes like this just make no sense whatsoever."

A second suspect, arrested in Euclid on Friday night, remains in custody. Police have not said if that individual has been formally charged yet in the case.

McLoyd is scheduled to be arraigned Monday morning.

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