Two men sentenced today for shooting an off-duty Cleveland Police Officer. Devon Collins, 27, will spend 17 years in prison and Patrick Minifee, 30, will spend 19 1/2 years in prison. A third accomplice, Donovan Jones, 25, will be sentenced later this week.
On April 26, 2012, Minifee, Jones, and Collins, all of Cleveland, were involved in the shooting of Officer Dwayne Borders. It happened near West 52nd Street and Lorain Road when the three men approached Officer Borders and pulled out a gun. Officer Borders pulled his gun too and the group exchanged gunfire. Collins and Minifee were shot by the officer. Officer Borders was shot in the torso, he survived.
On August 24, 2012, Collins plead guilty to 1 count of felonious assault, 1 count of aggravated robbery, 1 count of having weapon while under disability, and 1 count of tampering with evidence.
On September 4, 2012, Jones plead guilty to 1 count of robbery.
On September 26, 2012, Minifee plead guilty to 1 count of kidnapping, 1 count of attempted murder, 2 count of felonious assault, 2 counts of aggravated robbery, 1 count of discharging a firearm on or near a prohibited premises, 1 count of carrying concealed weapons, 1 count of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, and 1 count of tampering with evidence.