22-Year-Old Non-fatal Shooting Defendant Rejects Plea

A 22-year-old Baltimore resident, charged with unlawfully discharging a firearm, rejected a plea of 5 years offered by the prosecutor before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa M. Phinn on June 13. 

The defendant is charged with the possession of a firearm with a felony conviction, possession of firearms, illegal possession of a regulated firearm, having a handgun on his person, having a loaded handgun on his person, discharging a firearm, and illegal possession of ammunition in connection to an incident on Jan. 27. 

The prosecutor presented a plea of 5 years without the possibility of parole for possession of a firearm with a felony conviction. If accepted, the term would have started on Jan. 27. 

The defendant and his defense attorney Andre Mahasa, rejected the plea.  A trial date has been set for Oct. 6 with Judge Melissa K. Copeland presiding.