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A Cleveland-area prosecutor lashed out at the armed car thieves after an off-duty officer was fatally shot in an apparent carjacking on New Year’s Eve.

‘These car thieves have declared war on our community,’ Cuyahoga County Attorney Michael O’Malley told Cleveland.com, ‘and this community and law enforcement must come together to end this violence.

“These car thefts happen almost every day throughout this county,” he said.

His comments come just one day after off-duty officer Shane Bartek was killed in an apparent carjacking around 6 p.m. Friday in the city’s Kamm’s Corner neighborhood. 28-year-old Anthony Butler Jr and an anonymous 18-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of the murder.

The death occurred near the same place where a 27-year-old man was assaulted at gunpoint on Christmas Day.

DailyMail.com has reached out to the Cleveland Police Department for statistics on the wave of auto thefts in the city, as Cleveland 19 News reports that there have been at least 165 people killed in the city in 2021.

That’s the second-highest murder rate the city has seen in the past decade, according to the news station.

Suspect

The alleged suspect, 28-year-old Anthony Butler Jr., fled the scene and led Cleveland police in a chase in the car that he stole from Bartek.

Authorities say Butler eventually crashed the car and attempted to flee on foot before being arrested Friday night in Euclid, Ohio.

Butler was charged with fleeing and eluding, receiving stolen property and various traffic-related offenses. He is expected to face additional charges in the coming days, according to Cleveland.com.

He has had seven prior convictions in the last four years on charges related to car theft, and on Saturday, his bail was set at $ 5 million.

An 18-year-old suspect, who has not been publicly identified, was also being held on suspicion of aggravated murder, but has not yet been formally charged.

Investigation

She was already under investigation for alleged roles in past robberies, reports Cleveland.com.

Following news of Bartek’s passing, Cleveland Mayor-elect Justin Bibb, who will take office next week, tweeted his condolences to Bartek’s family and expressed frustration with the crime in the city.

“These kinds of senseless crimes will not be tolerated,” he promised. “Together, we will fight for a safer city and support law enforcement in their efforts to keep our neighborhoods safe.”

Cleveland’s new interim police chief Wayne Drummond also said: ‘My heart or his family hurts, for our officers.

“It doesn’t make sense,” Drummond said of Bartek’s death. “It just doesn’t make sense.”

Anthony Butler Jr Quick and Facts

  • Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said on Saturday that carjackers have ‘declared war’ on Cleveland
  • He said carjackings are occurring almost every day throughout the county
  • O’Malley’s remarks came just one day after off-duty officer Shane Bartek was killed in an apparent carjacking at around 6pm
  • Authorities say Bartek, 25, was approached by a person with a gun in the parking lot of an apartment building
  • A struggle ensued, and Bartek was shot twice in the back
  • The suspect, Anthony Butler Jr., 28, then allegedly fled in Bartek’s car, which he ultimately crashed
  • Butler was arrested that night and is being held on a $5 million bond 

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