Suspect pleads not guilty in cop killing

Kevin Randleman

Kevin Randleman stood in front of a judge today in Erie County Common Pleas Court for the first time in connection with the shooting death of Sandusky police officer Andrew Dunn. He entered not guilty pleas to charges of aggravated murder, possessing a weapon under disability, and carrying a concealed weapon.

If convicted of aggravated murder, Randleman could receive the death penalty.

Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Tygh Tone set a pretrial hearing for April 22 at 9:00 AM

According to police, Officer Andrew Dunn attempted to stop Randleman on Tyler St. in Sandusky at around 3:00 AM. When Dunn exited his vehicle and approached Randleman, Randleman opened fire with a pistol, striking Dunn five times. Dunn returned fire, hitting Randleman in the arm and shoulder.

Dunn was transported to the Firelands Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Randleman was transported via air ambulance to the University of Toledo Medical Center where he spent more than a week recovering from his injuries.