Cuyahoga County

Jonathan Chambers Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Cleveland Police Officers and 37-Year-Old Man



CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Jonathan Chambers, 31, pled guilty to shooting two Cleveland Police officers and a 37-year-old man in Cleveland on November 3, 2018.

“By the grace of God, nobody was killed by this senseless act of violence” said Prosecutor O’Malley.  “Through the due diligence of Cleveland Police’s Homicide Unit and Gang Impact Unit, this individual was brought to justice.”

On November 3, 2018, Chambers and the 37-year-old victim argued in a driveway near E. 121st St. and Cromwell Ave., and Chambers shot him in the neck.  When Cleveland Police responded to the scene, Chambers opened fire on their cruiser with a machine gun, striking one of the officers twice in both of his legs, and fled the scene.  Both the 37-year-old man and police officer were transported to the hospital for treatment.  Chambers was arrested later that evening.

Chambers pled guilty to the following charges: 

Three counts of Attempted Murder

Chambers will be sentenced on April 8, 2019 at 1:30pm.  He faces a range of 13 to 46 years in prison.