Man indicted in gunfire exchange that wounded officer
CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of exchanging gunfire with Cleveland police inside a boarding house last month, leaving one officer wounded, has been indicted by an Ohio grand jury on attempted murder and other charges.
Darryl Borden, 42, was indicted on two counts of attempted murder, three counts of felonious assault, and a weapons charge, Cuyahoga County prosecutors said Friday.
The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. on July 20, when officers Jennifer Kilnapp, 26, and Bailey Gannon, 24, responded to a 911 call from a woman who said a man had threatened her and fired a shot through the floor, authorities said.
The officers entered the home and found Borden in a second-floor bathroom. He had his gun pointed at the door “waiting to ambush” the officers and shoot them when they arrived, authorities allege in court records.
When the officers opened the bathroom door, Borden fired several shots at them, hitting Kilnapp in the arm and back, authorities said. Gannon fired shots at Borden as the officers retreated from the home, though none hit him, authorities said.
A SWAT team soon responded and Borden was taken into custody there a short time later. Authorities say he has a lengthy criminal record that includes convictions in 15 felony cases dating to 1999.
Kilnapp, who has been an officer for nearly three years, is expected to fully recover from her wounds, authorities said. Gannon and the 45-year-old woman who made the 911 call were not injured.
Borden, being held at Cuyahoga County jail on $500,000 bond, is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday; it’s unclear whether he has an attorney.