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Cleveland man sentenced for shooting that injured Cleveland police officer and another man

He'll spend nearly 20 years behind bars
Jonathan Chambers
Posted at 2:36 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 14:36:12-04

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland man who previously pleaded guilty for shooting a man in the neck last year and then a Cleveland police officer responding to the scene was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two decades in prison.

Jonathan Chambers, 32, received a 19-year prison sentence for a shooting that happened on Nov. 3, 2018 in a driveway near East 121st Street and Cromwell Avenue, according to court records and authorities.

Chambers and a 37-year-old man got into an argument and Chambers pulled a gun out and shot the man, authorities said. When a Cleveland police car pulled up, Chambers opened fire and struck an officer in both legs. He fled the scene but was captured by police later that evening.

On Feb. 10, 2020, Chambers pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder with a seven-year gun specification and two counts of attempted murder with three-year gun specifications.

“This individual’s mindless actions put three people’s live in danger, gravely injuring a civilian and a Cleveland police officer. He is facing the consequences of his actions deservedly behind bars,” Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’ Malley said.

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