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Surveillance video from the Papa John’s on Pearl Road in Parma Heights shows a gunman holding two workers at bay. Police say the gunman is Michael

J. Brennan.

After the register opened he left with $89. He would have only a few minutes to live. He fled down Pearl Road but was spotted by an alert police officer.

The chase went onto I-480 where an ODOT traffic camera caught it on screen. It ended not far from Pearl Road when he slammed into the median, according to Parma Heights Detective Sergeant Steve Scharschmidt.

“After he crashed into the median, the officers were certainly surrounding him, in a half circle, giving verbal commands and they saw a lot of movement in the vehicle. At that time he exited the vehicle and again he had a weapon,” said Det. Sgt. Scharschmidt.

Six officers fired, killing Brennan. News of his death spread quickly on social media, so quickly that his mother Vicki Wood first heard of it on Facebook and asked on-line what was going on.

Then her plea, “this is Mike’s mother please someone message me and tell me how anyone knows this was Mike!”



Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

Picture Courtesy of Facebook and WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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