July 30, 2014

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Home Depot shooting case sent to grand jury

Bekker

James Bekker

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 cmiller@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaMillerCT.

 

  • MayorMcCheese

    ‘Bekker’ can also be spelled as ‘moron’.