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Massachusetts man sentenced to prison after shooting two police officers



A 24-year-old Massachusetts man charged with shooting two police officers has been sentenced to prison.

According to WHDH, Malik A. Koval was sentenced Friday to serve at least nine years in prison and five years of probation after being found guilty of two counts of armed assault with intent to murder with a firearm, two counts of assault and battery with a firearm, two counts of assault and battery on a police officer, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, and disturbing the peace.

District Attorney Michael O’Keefe and Falmouth Police Chief Edward Dunne announced in July of 2018 that Falmouth Police were called to an area of Seacoast Shores Blvd for a disturbance in the street. They encountered Koval, who was 21 at the time, breaking bottles in the street. As they tried to engage him, he became agitated and ran into the home at Ashley Drive. Koval produced a gun and began shooting at officers in his home.

Police returned fire in the incident and struck Koval several times. Officer Don DeMiranda was shot in the chest where the bullet was stopped by a vest. A second round hit him in the shoulder area.

Officer Ryan Moore was struck in the neck area causing a grazing wound. He was treated and released from Falmouth Hospital.

Koval was arraigned in a hospital in Boston and pled not guilty in connection with the shooting of Moore and DeMiranda.

Koval’s lawyer stated in previous court proceedings that his client was diagnosed with bipolar disorder along with paranoia and grandiose thoughts.

Prosecutors previously revealed that Koval threatened a corrections officer and also kicked another inmate while he had been incarcerated.

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  1. Ken F.

    April 23, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    So, I imagine the almost 4 yrs. before this sentence, he has been in jail? I would also imagine that the 4 jail will count toward the 9-year sentence? Wow why do these court cases take so long? I would say seeing the way the world treats our men and women in blue, this guy should have been made a better example of what you get if you try to end the life of a police officer.

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