Former officer says God put him in path to stop Copley gunman

5:37 PM, Aug 9, 2011   |    comments
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COPLEY -- Keith Lavery believes God had a hand in making sure he was in a position to help others, in this case, shooting a man police say was on a killing rampage.

Lavery, a former Copley and University of Akron Police Officer, lives in the neighborhood where police say Michael Hance, 51, murdered seven people and wounded one more Sunday morning.

Speaking exclusively with Channel 3's Eric Mansfield, Lavery said he believes that God "brings the right people together at the right time to do the right thing."

Lavery joined a responding Copley Police Officer in shooting Hance before he could hurt anyone else.



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