A Lakewood police sergeant stopped at a crosswalk Saturday to allow three people to walk across the street just as two men in another car opened fire on the pedestrians.
The sergeant’s car was “apparently unnoticed” by Tywaun Jefferson, 23, and Cory Campbell, 28, according to court documents.
Both men pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of drive-by shooting and first-degree unlawful possession of a firearm.
Campbell, who was driving, also is charged with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
Bail was set at $1 million each for Campbell and Jefferson, both of whom are felons.
No one was hurt in the shooting, which took place on 84th Street South outside Wards Lake Park.
One bullet went through a window and two walls of an occupied apartment nearby before dropping onto the carpet.
Several shell casings were found in the street.
The sergeant saw Campbell and Jefferson each fire from their respective car windows at the three people in the crosswalk, according to charging papers.
Campbell then sped away, passing cars and crossing into oncoming traffic before making a left turn in the 9400 block of South Hosmer Street and losing control of the car and crashing.
Police arrested both men.
A sock with 27 bullets was found in Campbell’s pants pocket, according to the documents. Marijuana and cocaine were found in the car, police said.
It is unclear what prompted the drive-by shooting.
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