Man who killed McDonald’s supervisor in Cuyahoga Falls dedicated to Northcoast for therapy

An Akron man who shot a co-worker at Cuyahoga Falls McDonald’s final yr has been dedicated to continued therapy at Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare System in Sagamore Hills.

Christopher Riddick, 36, was discovered not responsible by motive of madness in June after he was dominated incompetent to face trial in August 2021.

Shawn Fann, 30, died April 5 after being shot by a co-worker at the Howe Road McDonald's in Cuyahoga Falls.

Shawn Fann, 30, died April 5 after being shot by a co-worker on the Howe Highway McDonald’s in Cuyahoga Falls.

On Wednesday, Summit County Widespread Pleas Decide Alison Breaux dedicated Riddick to Northcoast for ongoing therapy. A report on his situation is scheduled for six months, with additional evaluations each two years thereafter, she ordered.

On the time Riddick was discovered incompetent, the courtroom decided he was not able to understanding the case in opposition to him and that he was mentally ailing. The courtroom additionally discovered that Riddick would probably be able to understanding the case if he was supplied with a course of therapy.

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Riddick was charged with aggravated homicide within the capturing demise of Akron resident Shawn Darnell Fann Jr., 30, on April 8, 2021, on the McDonald’s restaurant on Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls. Each Riddick and Fann labored on the restaurant as managers.

Police mentioned Riddick ran from the restaurant after the capturing they usually arrested him close by a short while later. Fann was taken to Summa Akron Metropolis Hospital, the place he was later pronounced useless. Nobody else on the restaurant was injured.

Greater than 100 household and associates gathered for a vigil to recollect Fann shortly after his demise.

Riddick’s household mentioned he had turn into agitated over a three-year span earlier than the capturing they usually had sought to intervene, together with an try and get the state to present them custody.

“The one motive we couldn’t get guardianship of him,” uncle James Riddick advised the Beacon Journal, “is as a result of if he labored and established his personal place (and paid hire) and every part, he’s certified as sane.”

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John Alexander, Riddick’s court-appointed protection lawyer, mentioned Riddick’s dedication is for an indefinite time, “till they decide that he’s now not harmful.”

“On the time of the offense, he was affected by psychological sickness and didn’t know the wrongness of his actions,” Alexander mentioned. “He does not actually have any idea that he’s affected by any psychological well being sickness… he actually does not perceive the true nature of it or how dangerous it’s.

“He thought Fann was stealing his feces out of the bathroom,” Alexander mentioned, including Riddick “brazenly defined why he did what he did and it made completely no sense by any means; I imply there was simply no logic to it.”

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Alexander mentioned Riddick suffered from delusions that folks had been out to get him and carried a handgun, noting Riddick was simply in a position to get hold of a weapon as a result of he had no prior felony document.

“He was simply carrying it in his backpack. He felt like he wanted it for self-protection,” he mentioned.

“It is only a very unlucky set of circumstances wherein he suffered from delusions and did not actually perceive what he was doing on the time he did it. It is a distinctive case — in 20 years, I’ve had anyone discovered not responsible by motive of madness.”

Following therapy, if psychological well being professionals decide Riddick is now not a risk, he can be launched, Alexander mentioned.

Eric Marotta may be reached at emarotta@gannett.com. Observe him on Twitter @MarottaEric.

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