18-year-old held on $3 million bond in killing of Cleveland Detective James Skernivitz

18-year-old held on $3 million bond in killing of Cleveland Detective James Skernivitz
David McDaniel (Source: Cuyahoga County Sheriff)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - David McDaniel, 18, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Tuesday on charges related to the deadly shooting of a Cleveland police officer and a civilian.

McDaniel is accused of murdering Detective James Skernivitz, 53, and civilian Scott Dingess, 50, while they sat in the detective’s vehicle around 10 p.m. on Sept. 3 in the area of W. 65th Street and Storer Avenue.

18-year-old held on $3 million bond in killing of Cleveland Detective James Skernivitz

The Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted McDaniel on a number of charges, including, four counts of aggravated murder.

His bond is set at $3 million.

Watch the video of his arraignment here:

18-year-old David McDaniel is set to be arraigned this morning. He's accused of shooting and killing Detective James Skernivitz and civilian Scott Dingess. The Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted him on a number of charges, including four counts of aggravated murder.

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

There are four other suspects charged in connection to the murders.

A 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old Cleveland male are charged with 11 counts, including, aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

Both have pleaded not guilty and will be back in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court on Oct. 27.

Two other adults, Brittany Cremeans, 24, and Antonio Darby, 27, are charged with obstructing justice and tampering with evidence.

They will be arraigned on Oct. 1.

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