3 men accused of shooting off-duty CPD officer last month plead not guilty

Danny Golden
Demitrius Harrell (Top Left), Bryant Hayes (Top Right), and Justen Krismantis (Bottom) Photo credit Chicago Police Department

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) - The three men accused last month of shooting an off-duty Chicago Police officer appeared in Cook County court Thursday.

28-year-old Demitrius Harrell, 22-year-old Justen Krismantis, and 22-year-old Bryant Hayes plead not guilty to attempted murder charges of off-duty CPD Danny Golden.

Chicago Police said in the early morning hours on July 9, Golden, off-duty at the time, was trying to break up a fight outside a Beverly bar at 104th and Western, when he was shot. Prosecutors alleged Krismantis retreated to his car as the fight was breaking out, grabbed a gun, and then handed it to Hayes, who then fired bullets toward the crowd and Golden.

Golden suffered serious injuries and is currently paralyzed from the waist down. A GoFundMe campaign that began last month has thus far raised a little $1.4 million.

The three suspects are expected back in court on October 13.

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