CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The 18-year-old who Cleveland police said shot and killed a man inside the bathroom of the library in Old Brooklyn pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Thursday.
Paul Sender was indicted on the charges of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery, felonious assault and tampering with evidence.
Police said Sender murdered Brandon Cutnoe, 19, on July 23 around 6 p.m. at the Old Brooklyn branch of the Cleveland Public Library located on Pearl Road.
Cutnoe was shot multiple times in the bathroom.
EMS transported him to MetroHealth Hospital where he died from his injuries.
Officers said Sender fled the scene on foot and was arrested several days later hiding in a home on W. 47th Street.
A second suspect, Joseph Bosak, 18, is charged with obstruction for allegedly lying to police about Sender not being in the home.
Cutnoe’s girlfriend told 19 News Brandon had met someone at the library to sell them marijuana.
Sender remains held on a $1 million bond.