19-year-old accused of shooting, killing man on Stickney Ave. pleads not guilty
TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A 19-year-old accused of shooting and killing a person on Sept. 28 near Pete’s Market on Stickney Avenue pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
Cato Hornbeak appeared in court on Oct. 19 where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of murder and one count of Felonious Assault. Hornbeak is being held at the Lucas County Jail and Judge Olender set his bond at $1 million at no percent.
According to an official with the Toledo Police Department, officers responded to a shooting around 6 p.m. on Sept. 28. When officers arrived, they found Sharod Taylor, 39, who had been shot at least once. Taylor was taken to a nearby hospital where he was later declared dead. Hornbeak was arrested at the scene of the shooting.
The Lucas County Coroner’s Office declared the death a homicide after performing an autopsy on Taylor’s body on Sept. 29, finding the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.
Hornbeak is set to return to court on Nov. 2 at 9 a.m. for pretrial.
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