Review: Police shooting at Cracker Barrel 'justified'

5:00 PM, Sep 10, 2012   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- Police officers were found to have followed protocol throughout the April 11, 2012 incident at the Cracker Barrel on Tiedman Road in Brooklyn where they shot and killed Kevin Allen, 51, Of Strongsville.

Allen had just shot and killed his wife, Kate, 42, and his two daughters, 10 and 9, inside the restaurant,

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Bill Mason said late Monday that a full review was concluded of the investigation, completed by the Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Brooklyn Police Officers responded after a domestic dispute call was made from the restaurant.

Shortly after arriving on the scene, police say Allen shot and killed his wife and two daughters, then came outside and brandished a loaded shotgun at police officers

That's when police fired upon Allen, killing him.

Mason stated, "After reviewing the facts surrounding this tragic case, my office found that the officers' actions throughout this incident were appropriate."


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