Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Elyria 42°

Cops and Courts

Home Depot shooting case sent to grand jury


The case against a man accused of shooting a Wellington man at Home Depot last week has been sent to a Cuyahoga County grand jury for consideration of felony charges.

James Bekker, 34, of North Olmsted, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, a first-degree felony, following the shooting on March 4.

The shooting occurred in the parking lot of Home Depot in North Olmsted at 11:45 a.m., according to North Olmsted police Sgt. Bob Wagner.

Wagner indicated that Bekker knew the victim, Peter Schramm, 34, of Wellington, but the motive is unknown.

Schramm was taken to Fairview Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back and shoulder area, but Wagner said he believed that Schramm had been released from the hospital. Fairview Hospital didn’t have a record of Schramm on Wednesday.

Bekker was arrested at his home, just moments after the shooting, according to police.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaMillerCT.


Click to view comments
To Top

Fetching stories…