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18-year-old suspect in Cleveland police detective's death is being held on $3 million bond

Posted at 7:30 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 09:02:26-04

CLEVELAND — An 18-year-old accused of killing Cleveland police detective James Skernivitz and police informant Scott Dingess, appeared in court for his arraignment Tuesday.

David McDaniel Jr., 18, has been charged with four counts of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of felonious assault and one count of tampering with evidence, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

McDaniel is being held on a $3 million cash surety bond.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 28 at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom of Judge Deborah Turner.

Skernivitz, 53, was shot and killed around 10 p.m. in the 3200 block of West 65th Street on Sept. 3. Another person, later identified as Scott Dingess, 50, was also killed. Police said Dingess was a victim of the shooting and not a suspect.

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