Police interview lone survivor of Copley shooting

Rebecca Dieter remains in Akron hospital

COPLEY TOWNSHIP, Ohio - The lone survivor of the Copley Township shooting spree was interviewed by detectives over the weekend, according to Copley Township Police Chief Mike Mier.

Rebecca Dieter, 49,  remains at Akron City Hospital she was shot twice in the back by her boyfriend, Michael Hance, police said.

Her condition has not yet been released.

Hance shot and killed seven other people on the morning of Aug. 7, before being shot and killed by a police officer.

Chief Mier said the interview with Dieter inside the hospital did not point to a clear motive for the rampage.

The detectives, who interviewed Dieter, were out of town on Monday.

Mier said he plans to talk with the detectives on Tuesday to learn more about Dieter's conversation with them.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

Copley Shooting Coverage

Copley police officer Ben Campbell honored for bravery Copley police officer Ben Campbell honored for bravery

Copley police officer Ben Campbell, who ended a deadly shooting spree in August 2011, was awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery.

Victims Victims' families, police still coping with Copley shooting spree one year later

One year after a deadly shooting rampage in Copley Township, Officer Ben Campbell doesn't have any second thoughts or flashbacks to his split-second decision to kill gunman Michael Hance.

Memorial service to be held for 7 killed in Copley shooting rampage August 7, 2011 Memorial service to be held for 7 killed in Copley shooting rampage August 7, 2011

One year ago Tuesday, the close-knit community of Copley Township was rattled when a man went on a shooting rampage, leaving 7 people dead.

Obama honors Copley patrolman for efforts after neighborhood shooting spree Obama honors Copley patrolman for efforts after neighborhood shooting spree

President Obama honored the nation's top police officers on Saturday, including Patrolman Ben Campbell from Copley Township.