Bond set at $1M for man who allegedly shot boss after being fired

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CLEVELAND -- A Warrensville Heights man accused of shooting his boss last week was in court Friday morning.

Andre Stanton, 28, is accused of shooting his boss at MPC Plating Inc. on East 63rd Street on June 28.  It was learned during the investigation that Stanton was fired by the victim earlier in the week for poor performance.

His boss survived the shooting.

Following the shooting, police said Stanton fled the scene.

He was taken into custody Tuesday after trying to break in to an apartment building in Bedford Heights.

According to U.S. Marshals, while knocking at an apartment on the 5th floor, task force members standing outside saw Stanton leap off a 5th-floor balcony onto a 4th-floor balcony and  break inside. Law enforcement members later found Stanton hiding in a cubby hole on the first floor.

He reportedly jumped out of the police car while it was moving and tried to run away, but the shackles on his legs caused him to fall.

He faces charges of attempted murder and felony escape.

Stanton's bond was set at $1 million.

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