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Man pleads not guilty to shooting Cleveland police officer during standoff; held on $500,000 bond

Scene of standoff at East 81st Street where an officer was shot.
Posted at 11:53 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 11:53:39-04

CLEVELAND — A man accused of shooting a Cleveland police officer last month during a standoff was arraigned in court Wednesday morning.

The suspect, Darryl Borden, 42, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, felonious assault and having weapons under disability charges, according to court records.

Borden is currently being held at the Cuyahoga County Jail in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

According to police, on July 20, Borden threatened a 45-year-old woman inside a home on East 81st Street near Euclid Avenue. The woman ran outside and called police after Borden fired a shot into a bedroom floor.

Cleveland officer Jennifer Kilnapp and another officer went inside the home and found Borden hiding in a bathroom, at which time he fired multiple shots at officers, striking Kilnapp.

Officers returned fire and ran outside to safety, police said.

Kilnapp, who was shot multiple times in the back, was transported to a hospital where she was treated for her injuries.

Borden has a pretrial hearing scheduled for Aug. 12 in Judge Michael J. Russo’s courtroom.

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