Man accused of shooting 2 police officers pleads not guilty

July 31, 2018
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Malik Koval sits in a hospital chair chained to a nearby bed before his arraignment Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. Koval is accused of shooting and injuring two Falmouth police officers last week. Koval was being treated at the hospital for gun shot wounds in the shooting with police. (Merrily Cassidy/The Cape Cod Times via AP, Pool)

BOSTON (AP) — A man accused of shooting two Massachusetts police officers has been arraigned at a hospital in Boston, and is pleading not guilty.

Twenty-one-year-old Malik Koval will be held without bail until a dangerousness hearing.

He pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of disturbing the peace, two counts of assault to murder, two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and carrying a loaded firearm without a license.

The officers, Ryan Moore and Donald DeMiranda, are recovering after the Friday shooting.

Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe says police returned fire, hitting Koval several times.

Koval’s attorney Ruth McLaughlin didn’t respond to allegations at the hearing. Her request that a dangerousness hearing be postponed until Koval is medically able to participate was granted.

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