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Man accused of shooting Cleveland police officer pleads not guilty

Posted at 9:53 AM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 10:18:53-05

The man accused of shooting a Cleveland police officer over the weekend is being held on a $1 million bond, according to court records.

Jonathan Chambers pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted murder Monday in Cleveland Municipal Court.

The shooting happened a little after 4 a.m. at in the 2600 block of East 121st Street in the Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood.

The officer was responding to a call for a male who had been shot. When officers arrived, they were met with gunfire. That's when the officer, who was still in his cruiser, was shot in both legs multiple times by what police believe was an assault rifle. The officer is being treated at University Hospitals and is in stable condition.

The officer's name has not been released.

According to authorities, the other shooting victim, a 38-year-old man, is also being treated for his injury at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.

Chambers' next court date is Nov. 13 at  9 a.m.