PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A judge has set a $5 million bond for a man accused of wounding two police officers in an exchange of gunfire at a car dealership outside of Cleveland.
Thirty-one-year-old Timmothy Schmidt pleaded not guilty 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 during a 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 faces charges that include attempted aggravated murder. His attorney couldn’t immediately be reached on Wednesday.