Man Indicted for Attempted Murder of Cleveland Police Officer

Cleveland - Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley has announced that 42-year-old Darryl Borden has been indicted on charges for shooting a Cleveland Division of Police officer.

“This individual’s lawless actions nearly resulted in the death of this dedicated police officer,” said Prosecutor O’Malley.“We continue to wish Officer Kilnapp a speedy recovery.”

Borden has been indicted on the following charges:

·Two counts of Attempted Murder

·Three counts of Felonious Assault

·One count of Having Weapons Under Disability

On July 20th, 2020, Borden threatened a female, 45, with a firearm inside a Cleveland residence on East 81st Street near Euclid Avenue. The female ran outside and called police after Borden fired a shot into a bedroom floor.

CDP Officer Kilnapp and another officer responded and encountered Borden hiding in a bathroom. He fired multiple shots at officers striking Officer Kilnapp. The officers returned fire and ran outside for safety.

Cleveland Emergency Medical Services transported the wounded officer to a nearby hospital where she was treated for her injuries. Additional CDP officers, along with SWAT team members, responded to the scene and arrested Borden after a standoff.

He was transported to the Cuyahoga County Jail where he is being held on $500,000 bond.

Borden is scheduled to be arraigned at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center on Tuesday, August 4th at 8:30 a.m.

Photo courtesy of The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office

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