19-Year-Old Rejects 20-Year Plea for 6th Street Shooting

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Following his release from home detention last August, attempted homicide defendant Michael Simms was given a trial date on Jan. 9 after rejecting the prosecution’s plea offer.

Baltimore Police previously reported that the shooting occurred on April 23, 2022, on the 4100 block of 6th Street, where a 27-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to his right arm.

During Monday’s reception court proceedings, the prosecution offered Simms, 19, a plea of 50 years, suspending all but 20 years, for attempted first-degree murder, and a concurrent five years without parole for firearm use in a felony violent crime.

Simms rejected the plea before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn and his defense attorney, Daniel Wright. A trial date was then set for June 9, with Judge Lawrence Fletcher-Hill presiding.

The trial is expected to last three days.

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