Judge sets $5M bond for Ohio suspect shooting of 2 officers

November 15, 2017

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has set a $5 million bond for a man accused of wounding two police officers during a shootout at a car dealership outside of Cleveland.

Thirty-one-year-old Timmothy Schmidt pleaded not guilty to attempted aggravated murder Wednesday in Lake County Common Pleas Court.

He was jailed Tuesday after being released from a hospital where he spent nearly seven weeks after being wounded in the shootout with Willoughby Hills police on Sept. 28.

Officers had responded to a report of problems involving a customer upset about his bill at a BMW dealership. One officer was shot in the chest and the other in the leg. Both were released from a hospital within a few days.

Schmidt’s attorney says Schmidt is chiefly concerned with the health of the two officers.

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