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Cleveland man pleads guilty to shooting police officer several times during domestic violence call

Accused of shooting Cleveland police officer
Accused of shooting Cleveland police officer((Source: Cuyahoga County Jail))
Published: May. 28, 2021 at 11:46 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A 43-year-old Cleveland man pleaded guilty to shooting a Cleveland police officer several times in the arm and back on July 20, 2020.

Darryl Borden was convicted of attempted felonious assault and will be sentenced by Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael Russo on June 30.

According to Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams, police officers were called to a residence in the 2000 block of East 81st Street around 3:45 a.m.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said a 45-year-old woman called police after Borden threatened her with a gun and fired a shot into a bedroom floor.

When officers arrived, they entered the residence and found Borden hiding in a bathroom, prosecutors said.

Borden then fired multiple shots, striking Officer Kilnapp.

Officers returned fire before running outside to safety.

Williams said Kilnapp’s partner administered first aid, before EMS took her to the hospital.

She was released from the hospital several days later.

Darryl Borden arrested after shooting a Cleveland police officer.
Darryl Borden arrested after shooting a Cleveland police officer.((Source: WOIO))

SWAT officers took Borden into custody later that morning after a standoff.

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