33-Year-Old Man Acquitted of Murder Charges in 2022 East Hoffman Street Shooting

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A Baltimore City jury acquitted homicide defendant Clipper Jordan on Jan. 5 after he was accused of aiding his co-defendant in the murder of Donte Miller.

Jordan was acquitted of first and second-degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, firearm use in a felony or violent crime and having a handgun in a vehicle, following a three-day trial before Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Robert K. Taylor Jr. Defense attorney Isabel Lipman represented the 33-year-old defendant at trial.

Reasonable doubt was the core argument of Lipman’s defense, specifically, the lack of evidence putting Jordan inside the silver Acura MDX that was allegedly driven by his co-defendant, Tyrone Fenner, at the time of the shooting on Nov. 22, 2022. 

Fenner was convicted of first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, firearm use in a felony or violent crime and firearm possession with a felony conviction on Dec. 15, 2023, and is scheduled for sentencing on Feb. 2.

Although the prosecution admitted video evidence of the Acura driving around the 2600 block of East Hoffman Street where Miller was shot and killed, Lipman argued her client was never physically seen in the footage. Defense counsel also said Fenner was the triggerman and was found with the murder weapon under his driver’s seat when he was arrested.

According to the prosecution, Fenner’s girlfriend placed Jordan inside the Acura as the two co-defendants had driven her to pick up her son from school and then dropped the mother and son off at their home prior to the murder. However, no witnesses reportedly saw the shooting occur.

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