Dangerousness Hearing Set for Man Accused of Shooting Falmouth, Mass. Cops

Malik Koval, 21, pleaded not guilty to eight charges, including assault to murder

What to Know

  • Malik Koval, 21, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to shooting Falmouth police officers Ryan Moore and Donald DeMiranda
  • DeMiranda received surgery for his shoulder and Moore was grazed by a bullet in the neck area
  • Both officers are now in recovery, according to their police chief

A 21-year-old man accused of shooting two Falmouth police officers is set to appear in court.

Malik Koval is charged with shooting officers Ryan Moore and Donald DeMiranda in July. Both of them survived. Authorities say police returned fire, hitting Koval several times.

The Cape Cod Times reports that a dangerousness hearing for Koval has been set for Wednesday in the Falmouth District Court. The newspaper reports that the hearing was initially scheduled for Aug. 23 but was postponed because a new attorney was appointed to his case.

Koval pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned in a Boston hospital in July. He's charged with assault and battery on a police officer and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, among other offenses.

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