Cuyahoga County

Man Indicted for Attempted Murder of Cleveland Police Officer



CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael C. O’Malley announced that Darryl Borden, 42, was indicted on charges for shooting a Cleveland Division of Police (CDP) 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 20, 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.  He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Cuyahoga County Justice Center on Tuesday, August 4 at 8:30 a.m.