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- Apr. 10, 1965 -
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Akron OH Police Dept. Patch
Resided: OH, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 10, 1965
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 41 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Akron Police Dept. - OH
217 S High St  
Akron, OH   44308   USA
(330)375-2552
County: Summit
Dept. Type: Municiple/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Traffic - Vehicle Stop
Weapon Class: Police
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 163
On The Job: 14 years
Bio: Not Available
Survived by:
Wife
and two children

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: Charles Jennings / Male
Jennings grabbed Ofcr. Manciniís gun and shot the three policemen.

  
Offender: Terrence Landry Jr. / Male
  
Location: East Avenue   Kenmore, OH   USA   Sat. Apr. 10, 1965
Summary: Officer Eugene Hooper was shot killed while searching a vehicle on the Akron Expressway in connection with the armed robbery of a service station.

Officer Mancini, Officer Eugene Hooper and Reserve Officer Harold Wintrow pulled over a couple of robbery suspects.

While taking the suspects into custody, one of the suspects(Charles Jennings) was able to grab Officer Manicini's service weapon and opened fire. Jennings shot all three Officers.

Officer Hooper was fatally wounded. Officer Manicini and Reserve Officer Wintrow were critically wounded and left paralyzed. A truck driver who came upon the scene used their police radio to call for help

Disposition: Both suspects were captured at their apartment four hours later.

Charles Jennings, who admitted to the robbery and shooting, was convicted of first degree murder and attempted murder and sentenced to two life terms in prison. He was denied parole in 2010. His next parole hearing is in 2014.

He is now 72 and remains incarcerated at the Allen Correctional Institute.

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His accomplice, Terrance Landry Jr., who testified against Jennings at trial, was convicted of second degree murder. He was paroled in 1977.

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Related: Frank Dennis Mancini Harold L. Wintrow
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