BOSTON (WHDH) - A 21-year-old man accused of shooting two police officers in Falmouth has been ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to a slew of charges, including two counts of assault to murder.
Malik Koval, shackled to his hospital bed and surrounded by police officers at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, faced a judge Tuesday morning following a shootout Friday evening.
Koval is suspected of shooting officers Donald DeMiranda and Ryan Moore, who were responding to a report of a person breaking glass in the road on Ashley Drive around 5:30 p.m.
DeMiranda was shot in the chest and shoulder when Koval opened fire, while a bullet grazed Moore’s neck, Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe said. They are expected to be OK.
Police returned fire and shot Koval four times, according to O’Keefe. He was taken to the hospital for treatment, where he remains under police supervision.
The suspect’s mother and brother are also facing charges after officials said they interfered with police during the incident. The attorney representing the two family members said they didn’t mean to do anything wrong.
Falmouth Police Chief Edward Dunne spoke after Koval’s bedside arraignment, expressing thanks to the community for their unwavering support.
“We appreciate all the thoughts and prayers from the entire Falmouth community and the outpouring of support that has come our way,” he said.
Koval is also charged with two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm without a license, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace.
He will be called to court on Aug. 23 for a dangerousness hearing.
An investigation into the shootout is ongoing.
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