Two Brooklyn men pleaded not guilty today to charges of attempted murder in connection with the beauty parlor shootout that involved an off-duty police officer.
Winston Cox, 20, and Steven McLeod were arraigned in connection with an attempted robbery of Sabine's Beauty Salon in Clinton Hill this past October.
Officials say Cox, seen above, was armed when he ordered employees and customers into a back room and demanded money.
Off-duty Officer Feris Jones identified herself and police say gunfire was exchanged.
Cox fled but was arrested a short time later.
Police say Cox's statements led to the arrest of Steven McLeod.
McLeod's defense attorney, Samuel Karliner, maintains his client had nothing to do with the incident.
"My client was in the house where they found the gun so there's absolutely no connection of my client to the robbery, to the shooting, to anything that went on with the police officer or the beauty parlor at all," said Karliner.
If convicted, the men face up to life in prison.
The investigation also led to the arrest of a third defendant, Nepherititi Earl, who was arraigned yesterday.