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Bike Rider Accused Of Shooting At People

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) - A man from the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights is accused of randomly shooting at four people, sometimes from his bicycle.

Yusef DeJarnette, 24, was charged with one count of attempted aggravated murder Thursday.

Shaker Heights Municipal Court Judge K.J. Montgomery set DeJarnette's bond at $950,000 and ordered him to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

DeJarnette (composite, above) was in the Beachwood City Jail on Thursday night.

The attempted aggravated murder charge stems from a shooting Sept. 8 in which Lindsay Swiatkowski was shot several times in the back at about 10:45 p.m. He spent nine days in Huron Hospital.

Swiatkowski is one of four people shot at in the last two weeks in Beachwood and Cleveland Heights. Another was wounded in the left side and arm. The gunman missed two other people.

Police said the victims apparently were selected randomly. None was robbed, according to police, who didn't specify a possible motive.

Police identified the suspect, who recently bought a rare brand of bullets for a .380-caliber gun, by searching listings of recent gun purchases. Shell casings from a .380-caliber gun were found at each shooting scene.

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